New Mexico State Road 404

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State Road 404 marker

State Road 404
Charles O'Hara Road
Highways east of Anthony are shown on a map. NM 404 is highlighted in red, running east to west for 9.7 miles from NM 460 in Anthony to NM 213 outside of Chaparral.
Highways east of the Anthony area with NM 404 in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length9.700 mi[2] (15.611 km)
ExistedJune 1952[1]–present
Major junctions
West end NM 460 in Anthony
  I-10 near Anthony
East end NM 213 in Chaparral
Location
CountiesDoña Ana
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 402NM 406

New Mexico State Road 404 is a paved, two-lane state-maintained road in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, U.S. that runs east–west across a gap between the northern edge of the Franklin Mountains and the southern edge of the North Franklin Mountains. The gap is known as the Anthony Gap due to its proximity to the community of Anthony, New Mexico.

Running 9.7 mi (15.6 km), the east terminus of New Mexico State Road 404, or NM 404, is its intersection with NM 213 just west of Chaparral, New Mexico. The west terminus is in Anthony, New Mexico where it intersects with NM 460. It intersects Interstate 10.

Route description[edit]

The highway begins in Anthony at the intersection with NM 460. It continues East and after approximately 0.978 miles (1.574 km)[3] crosses Interstate 10. NM 404 then continues southeast for 3.62 miles at which point it enters Anthony Gap, between the Franklin Mountains and North Franklin Mountains ridges. Passing through the gap, NM 404 turns northeast and goes on for 4.335 miles (6.977 km)[3] until its end at NM 213.

History[edit]

NM 404 was created in June 1952 by the New Mexico State Highway Commission as Anthony Gap Road. In December 1962, the State Highway Commission passed a resolution changing the road's name to Charles O'Hara Road, after a local prominent businessman from the Anthony area, owner of a large amount of property and also a large local dairy.[1]

The original alignment is between NM 460 and NM 213. During the 1970s, the western terminus shifted westward to NM 478. In the 1980s, the western terminus moved further west to NM 28, but by the 2000s, the western terminus was at its original alignment. The former NM 404 highway between NM 28 and the Rio Grande is now NM 186.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Doña Ana County.

Locationmi[3][5]kmDestinationsNotes
Anthony0.00.0 NM 460 – BerinoWestern terminus
0.81.3Frontage Road 1035 (FR 1035) northSouthern terminus of FR 1035
0.91.4 I-10 / US 85 / US 180 – Las Cruces, El PasoI-10 Exit 162
Chaparral9.715.6 NM 213Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State of New Mexico Memorial Designations & Dedications of Highways, Structures & Buildings" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. p. 21. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  2. ^ "NMDOT State Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. p. 20. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  3. ^ a b c "Mile Post Map" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-02-15.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Details of New Mexico State Routes 401-450". Steve Riner Highways. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  5. ^ Google (2010-05-04). "New Mexico State Road 404" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-05-04.

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 404 at OpenStreetMap