New Mexico State Road 14

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State Road 14 marker

State Road 14
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length: 53.957 mi[1] (86.835 km)
Tourist
routes:
Turquoise Trail
Major junctions
South end: I-40 / NM 333 in Tijeras
 

NM 536 in San Antonito
NM 344 in Golden
NM 599 near Santa Fe
I-25 / US 85 near Santa Fe

NM 466 in Santa Fe
North end: US 84 / US 285 in Santa Fe
Location
Counties: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe
Highway system
NM 13 NM 15
NM 9 New Mexico 10.svg I-10
Northbound near Golden

New Mexico State Road 14 (NM 14) is a 54-mile-long (87 km) state road located in northern New Mexico. The highway connects Albuquerque to Santa Fe and comprises most of the Turquoise Trail, a National Scenic Byway which also includes NM 536 (Sandia Crest Scenic Byway).

Route description[edit]

NM 14 begins at the intersection with NM 333 in Tijeras, which is also the center of the Tijeras interchange along Interstate 40 (I-40). NM 14 heads north through Bernalillo County, passing through the community of Cedar Crest, to San Antonito, where it intersects NM 536.[2]

The highway continues northeast and briefly cuts through Sandoval County by entering from the south and leaving from the east. Now in Santa Fe County, NM 14 turns to the north. It intersects NM 344 west of Oro Quay Peak,[3] both of which are located south of the ghost town of Golden.[4]

History[edit]

State Road 10
Location: Carrizozo to Santa Fe
Existed: 1927–1970

State Road 10 (NM 10) had been established before 1927 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. By 1927, part of NM 10 was replaced by US 470 from Tijeras to Albuquerque, but the northern terminus remained at US 85 in Santa Fe. By 1930, the end of NM 10 was at US 66. In 1935, NM 10 was extended south to NM 15 near Tajique. NM 15 was later absorbed into a further southern extension of NM 10 to US 54 in Carrizozo. By 1949, this highway was mostly paved.[5]

Originally, the NM 14 designation was serviced by a road between the Arizona–New Mexico state line and US 80 in Road Forks. NM 14 along with SR 86 in Arizona provided a shortcut to US 80 between Benson, Arizona and Road Forks, due to US 80 taking a loop to Douglas, Arizona. The original NM 14 was replaced by Interstate 10 in 1960.[5]

In 1970, the NM 14 designation was recycled and used to re-number NM 10, to avoid numbering confusion with I-10. During the 1988 re-numbering, NM 14 was extended along former US 85 through Santa Fe to US 84 and US 285, while the concurrency with NM 333 was eliminated. The sections of NM 14 south of NM 333 were renumbered NM 337 and NM 55 respectively.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[6] km Destinations Notes
Bernalillo Tijeras 0.000 0.000 I-40 / NM 333 / Historic US 66 – Albuquerque, Edgewood Southern terminus at I-40 Exit 175
San Antonito 6.015 9.680 NM 536 west – Sandia Park, Sandia Peak
Sandoval
No major junctions
Santa Fe Golden 15.748 25.344 NM 344 south – Edgewood
  44.900 72.260 NM 599 (Santa Fe Bypass)
  46.675 75.116 I-25 / US 85 – Albuquerque, Las Vegas I-25 Exit 278
Santa Fe 52.252 84.091 NM 466 east (Saint Michaels Drive)
53.957 86.835 US 84 / US 285 (Saint Francis Drive) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 5. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Google (December 7, 2010). "New Mexico State Road 14" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ Google (August 6, 2011). "Oro Quay Peak" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Golden - New Mexico Ghost Town". Ghosttowns.com. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Riner, Steve (19 January 2008). "New Mexico Highways". pp. State Routes 1–25. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 5–7. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing