Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024


LEA COUNTY (KSMX)- Safety is the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s number one priority.

The NMDOT announced the designation of a new safety corridor on N.M. 128 from mile marker 5 to mile marker 50 near the New Mexico/Texas State Line.

Motorists will notice increased law enforcement presence from New Mexico State Police, Eddy, and Lea County Sheriff offices. Drivers will see a total of 30 new signs upon entering and leaving a safety corridor, as well as signs that alert drivers that there will be zero tolerance for violations in the corridor.

The safety corridor segment was selected by reviewing historic accident and fatality data, a speed study which demonstrated a median speed limit substantially higher than posted, driver behavior, as well as input from law enforcement.

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