U.S. Route 64 in New Mexico

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U.S. Route 64 marker

U.S. Route 64
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length425.755 mi[1] (685.186 km)
Existed1926[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
West end US 64 at the Arizona state line
 
East end US-56 / US-64 / US-412 at the Oklahoma state line
Location
CountiesSan Juan, Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Union
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 63NM 68

U.S. Route 64 (US 64) runs from the Four Corners area in Arizona to the east coast of North Carolina. In New Mexico the highway starts from the Arizona state line in Bechlabito to the Oklahoma state line northeast of Clayton.

Route description[edit]

U.S. Route 64, entering from Arizona, starts at the town of Beclabito, traveling to Shiprock. There US 64 makes a concurrency with US 491 for 0.5 miles (0.80 km). US 64 continues east into the city of Farmington, where it is multiplexed with unsigned State Road 5001 between junctions with US 64 Business. Then it passes though Bloomfield, followed by the towns of Blanco and Navajo City. After entering the Rocky Mountains, US 64 has a concurrency with US 84 from Chromo Mountain to Tierra Amarilla. The highway then passes through Tres Piedras before crossing via the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and heading into Taos. US 64 continues through the towns of Eagle Nest and Cimarron before eventually reaching I-25. The two highways bring up a short concurrency before US 64 turns northwest off of I-25 in Raton, then continuing to travel east, this time bringing up a concurrency with US 87 through the towns of Capulin, Des Moines, Grenville, and Mount Dora. The two highways split in Clayton, and US 64 forms another new concurrency with US 56 and US 412. The three highways barely touch the Texas Panhandle before continuing into Oklahoma.

History[edit]

US 64 used to terminate at US 285 near Española,[2] but was eventually re-routed from Taos to Teec Nos Pos, Arizona.

New Mexico State Road 5001[edit]

State Road 5001
LocationFarmington, New Mexico
Length3.244 mi[3] (5.221 km)

State Road 5001 (NM 5001) is an unsigned 3.244-mile-long (5.221 km) state highway in the U.S. state of New Mexico. For its entire length, NM 5001 is multiplexed with US 64, and is also known as Murray Drive. NM 5001's western terminus is at US 64 Bus. (Main Street) in Farmington, and the eastern terminus is at US 64 Bus. (Broadway Avenue) in Farmington. NM 5001 is one of only three four-digit state highways in New Mexico (the others being NM 1113 and NM 6563).[3]

Future[edit]

Several plans involve safety improvements in US 64 at its intersection with NM 68.[4]

Junction list[edit]

StateCountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
ArizonaApacheTeec Nos Pos0.0000.000 US 160 – Kayenta, Cortez, Four Corners MonumentNational western terminus; US 64 east to the New Mexico state line is former SR 504
 4.14
0.000
6.66
0.000
ArizonaNew Mexico line
New MexicoSan JuanShiprock21.93535.301 US 491 south – GallupWestern end of US 491 concurrency; former US 666; US 64 west to the Arizona state line is former NM 504
22.78736.672 US 491 north – CortezEastern end of US 491 concurrency; former US 666
Farmington48.37177.846 NM 170 north – La Plata
50.11480.651
US 64 Bus. east (Main Street) – Farmington
Former US 550 north
Begin NM 5001
51.47282.836 NM 371 south (Bisti Highway) – Crownpoint
52.40084.330End NM 5001

US 64 Bus. west (Broadway Avenue) – Downtown Farmington
53.84286.650 NM 516 north (Browning Parkway) – Aztec, Durango
Bloomfield63.862102.776 US 550 south – NageeziWestern end of US 550 concurrency
64.177103.283 US 550 north – AztecEastern end of US 550 concurrency
Blanco NM 575 north – Aztec
75.473121.462 NM 511 north – Turley
Rio ArribaNavajo City88.301142.107 NM 539 north – Navajo Dam
101.687163.649 NM 527 west
124.283200.014 NM 537 south
148.222238.540 US 84 north – Pagosa SpringsWestern end of US 84 concurrency
Chama160.622258.496 NM 17 north
Brazos169.477272.747 NM 512
BrazosLos Ojos line171.092275.346 NM 95 west – Heron Lake State Park
Los Ojos NM 514
172.242277.197 NM 112 – El Vado State Park
Tierra Amarilla172.894278.246 NM 162 south
173.634279.437 NM 531 – La Puente
174.560280.927 US 84 south – Santa FeEastern end of US 84 concurrency
174.740281.217 NM 162
215.950347.538 NM 111 south – Vallecitos
TaosTres Piedras222.873358.679 US 285 – Ojo Caliente, Antonito
250.000402.336 NM 150 north / NM 522 north – Taos Ski Valley, Arroyo Hondo
Taos254.025408.814 NM 68 – Ranchos De Taos
255.901411.833 NM 585 west – Taos
ColfaxAngel Fire275.536443.432 NM 434 south – Angel Fire, Angel Fire Airport
Eagle Nest284.678458.145 NM 127
285.270459.098 NM 38 north – Red River
Cimarron308.730496.853 NM 21 south – Philmont Scout Ranch
309.299497.768 NM 58 east
313.020503.757 NM 204 northAccess to areas in Philmont Scout Ranch
320.652516.039 NM 505 east – Maxwell
334.755538.736 NM 445 south – Maxwell
I-25 south (US 85 south)Western end of I-25/US 85 concurrency; I-25 exit 446
Raton I-25 north (US 85 north) / I-25 Bus. begins – TrinidadEastern end of I-25/US 85 concurrency; western end of I-25 Bus. concurrency; I-25 exit 450
NM 555 west – New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Rodeo Grounds, Miners' Colfax Medical Center
348.438560.757 I-25 Bus. north (2nd Street north) – Trinidad, Historic DistrictEastern end of I-25 Bus. concurrency
348.754561.265 US 87 north / I-25 (US 85) – Springer, TrinidadWestern end of US 87 concurrency; I-25 exit 451
NM 193
UnionCapulin NM 325 east – Folsom, Folsom MuseumCounterclockwise terminus of NM 325
Des Moines NM 325 north – Folsom, Folsom MuseumClockwise terminus of NM 325
Grenville NM 453
Clayton NM 370
US 56 / US 412 west / US 87 south – Springer, TexlineEastern end of US 87 concurrency; western end of US 56/US 412 concurrency
NM 538 – Clayton Municipal Airport
NM 406 – Seneca
425.755685.186 US-56 / US-64 / US-412 eastContinuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (September 8, 2015). "U.S. Route 64 in New Mexico" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Rand McNally and Company (1947). "Rand McNally Road Map United States" (Map). David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. 1:7,500,000. No. 3. Chicago: Rand McNally. § E-4. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Posted Route: Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 91. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "District 5 Projects". New Mexico Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2015.

External links[edit]

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