Taking steps toward better traffic flow
2 Aug 2021
In 2019, the City of Gallup and the NMDOT developed a Gallup Area Transportation Safety Plan that identified the I-40/US 491 interchange as a high-priority area for safety and traffic mitigation measures. In the fall of 2020, NMDOT started a Phase IA/B Study to identify options to make the interchange area safer for all users and examine how the interchange can work better with the Maloney Avenue/US 491 intersection.
At the second public information meeting, which was attended by more engineers than area residents, Derek Meier, an NMDOT consultant with Wilson & Company advised that the team had selected the following three options.