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Traffic Section
The Traffic Section focuses on two major areas: engineering and maintenance of traffic infrastructure.This section is responsible for the design oversight and maintenance of: traffic signals, street lighting, traffic signing, roadway markings, traffic counts, speed volume studies and transportation planning.

In addition to these areas, the Traffic Section also is responsible for Capital Improvement Projects Right of Way Use permitting and traffic control inspection.

Traffic Engineering:

Traffic Maintenance:
  • Maintains traffic signals, school flashers, street lights, street signs, and traffic markings.

  • PNM is responsible for unmetered (residential) lighting circuts within the City.  If you need to report a malfunctioning street light please put in a service request in our Report Rio Rancho applicaion or call (505) 891-5016.

Traffic Update:
  • Construction and traffic information will be posted here.  

Additional Information:
  • Paseo Del Volcan (NM 347), Pat D’Arco Highway (NM 528), and U.S. 550.
    • Striping and signing are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).
    • Street lighting and traffic signals are maintained by the Traffic Section.

Report Rio Rancho:

Report Rio Rancho is an intuitive online application that allows residents and businesses of Rio Rancho to identify quality of life and environmental issues; and report them to the appropriate department in the City for resolution.  The application is powered by CitySourced and uses specified location of the issue to help with the reporting process for residents, businesses, and City staff.

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Department of Public Works   Engineering Division
Current Road Improvement Bond   Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
Department of Public Works FAQ   Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Right-of-Way Permit
Department of Public Works Forms   Design Criteria and Standard Details
    Downloadable Maps
Streets & Right-of-Way Division
  GIS Data Download
Dirt Road Maintenance
  Map Application Gallery
Graffiti Reporting
  Special Assessment District (SAD) Information
Pavement Maintenance
  Traffic Update
Road Sweeping
Snow Removal
  Land Coordinator
Weeds, Litter, and Drains Maintenance
  Property Acquisition Process

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Contact Us
Leonard Rivera
Traffic Section Manager

3200 Civic Center Circle NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Ph: 505-891-5016
Fx: 505-891-5203

Street Light and Traffic Signal Issues: 505-891-5016

Traffic Signal Issues (after-hours and weekends): 505-896-7300

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.