New Mexico State Road 2
|Maintained by NMDOT|
|Length||32.859 mi (52.881 km)|
|South end||US 285 near Artesia|
| NM 249 in Hagerman|
NM 256 near Roswell
|North end||US 285 near Roswell|
New Mexico State Road 2 (NM 2) is a state highway in the state of New Mexico. It travels southeast from U.S. Route 285 (US 285), outside of Roswell, New Mexico, passing through Midway. While in Dexter, it turns right as Old Dexter Highway and passes through Greenfield, Hagerman, and Lake Arthur, before ending back at US 285.
Prior to 1927, the Route 2 designation had been applied to a highway from the Texas state line near Carlsbad to Route 1 in Santa Fe. After 1927, State Road 2 ran from the Texas line southeast of Malaga to the Colorado border northeast of Chama. This newer routing replaced the original Route 8 between Santa Fe and Española and Route 36 from Española to Colorado. NM 2 was approximately 425 miles long. In the mid 1930s, it was decommissioned and replaced by US 285. In the early 1950s, US 285 was rerouted south of Roswell. NM 2 was recommissioned along the older routing. US 285 was rerouted again between Roswell and Artesia in the mid 1960s. The older routing was at first designated US 285 Alternate, but was renumbered as an extension of NM 2 by the 1970s. Part of the original US 285 re-alignment south of Roswell was cut off by the mid 1960s extension north of Artesia. This cutoff became a spur of NM 2. During the 1988 Renumbering, NM 2 was truncated. The route north of the spur was renumbered as NM 256 and mainline NM 2 was extended over the spur.
|Eddy||||0.000||0.000||US 285 (Roswell Highway) – Artesia, Roswell||Southern terminus|
|||5.993||9.645||NM 438 west (East Pearson Road)||Eastern terminus of NM 438|
|Chaves||Lake Arthur||8.822||14.198||Eleventh Street||Western terminus of former NM 507|
|||9.097||14.640||Pueblo Road||Eastern terminus of former NM 557|
|Hagerman||16.412||26.413||East Morgan Street||Eastern terminus of former NM 558|
|16.663||26.816||NM 249 east (East Aberdeen Street) – Maljamar||Western terminus of NM 249|
|||18.422||29.647||East Chickasaw Road||Southern terminus of former NM 340|
|Dexter||22.860||36.790||South Lincoln Avenue||Northern terminus of former NM 339|
|23.057||37.107||NM 190 east (First Street)||Western terminus of NM 190|
|||23.918||38.492||Cherokee Road, East Shawnee Road||Northern terminus of former NM 340, eastern terminus of former NM 560|
|||31.058||49.983||NM 256 north (Old Dexter Highway)||Southern terminus of NM 256|
|||32.859||52.881||US 285 (Southeast Main Street) – Artesia, Roswell||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 1. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
- Riner, Steve (21 May 2009). "Details of New Mexico State Routes 1-25". NM Highways. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 1–2. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
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