U.S. Route 64 in Arizona and New Mexico

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U.S. Route 64 marker

U.S. Route 64
US 64 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ADOT and NMDOT
Length429.912 mi (691.876 km)
4.157 miles (6.690 km) in Arizona [1]
425.755 miles (685.186 km) in New Mexico [2]
ExistedNovember 11, 1926 [3]–present
HistoryAZ: Designated December 2, 1988
NM: Designated November 11, 1926
Major junctions
West end US 160 in Teec Nos Pos, AZ
 
East end US-56 / US-64 / US-412 at the Oklahoma state line
Location
CountiesAZ: Apache
NM: San Juan, Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Union
Highway system
  • Arizona State Highway System
  • State Roads in New Mexico
  • SR 63AZ SR 64
    NM 63NM NM 68

    U.S. Route 64 (US 64) is a U.S. Highway in the American states of Arizona and New Mexico. US 64 runs from the Four Corners area in Arizona to the east coast of North Carolina. In Arizona, the highway starts at U.S. Route 160 (US 160) heading southeast for 4.5 miles (7.2 km) before entering New Mexico near the town of Beclabito. Through New Mexico the highway passes through Shiprock, Bloomfield, Tierra Amarilla and Tres Piedras, sharing a short concurrency with I-25 near Raton, before heading east through Clayton to the Oklahoma state line.

    Route description

    U.S. Route 64 (US 64) starts at an intersection with US 160 at Teec Nos Pos on the Navajo Nation. The highway then heads southeast passing an intersection with Bureau of Indian Affairs Route 5028 (BIA 5028) at the edge of town across the highway from the Teec Nos Pos Trading Post. The highway then cuts through a mesa before making a slight curve south by southeast. Past the mesa, US 64 passes through sparse ranch land, intersecting BIA 5111 before turning slightly eastward. After passing an intersection with BIA 5113, US 64 crosses the New Mexico state line. [4]

    US 64 approaching the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

    Entering from Arizona, US 64 continues into 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 through 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. [4]

    History

    When originally designated on November 11, 1926, U.S. Route 64 (US 64) had its western terminus at US 385 in Capulin, New Mexico. [3] In 1933, US 64 had been extended to end at US 85 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, replacing all of the previously designated US 485 between Raton and Santa Fe, through Taos. [5] [3] On November 11, 1972, US 64 was truncated from Santa Fe to Taos, then extended west through Tres Piedras, Brazos, Monero and Bloomfield to US 550 in Farmington. [6] The new routing replaced all of New Mexico State Road 111 (NM 111) and NM 553 between Taos and Tierra Amarilla. US 64 now shared a concurrency with US 84 between Tierra Amarilla and a highway junction 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Monero. US 64 then replaced all of NM 17 between US 84 and US 550 in Farmington. [7] [3] On December 2, 1988, or sometime after that date, US 64 was further extended over Arizona State Route 504 and New Mexico State Road 504 to a junction with US 160 in Teec Nos Pos, Arizona near Four Corners. [8] [4] Today, the western terminus of US 64 remains at Teec Nos Pos. [1]

    New Mexico State Road 5001

    State Road 5001
    Location Farmington, New Mexico
    Length3.244 mi [9] (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). [2]

    Future

    Several plans involve safety improvements in US 64 at its intersection with NM 68. [10]

    Junction list

    StateCountyLocation mi
    [2] [1] [11] [12] [13] [4]
    kmDestinations [4]Notes
    Arizona Apache Teec Nos Pos465.400748.989 US 160 – Kayenta, Cortez, Four Corners MonumentNational western terminus; US 64 east to the New Mexico state line is former SR 504
     469.557
    0.000
    755.679
    0.000
    ArizonaNew Mexico line
    New Mexico San Juan Shiprock21.93535.301 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
    Blanco72.798117.157 NM 575 north – Aztec
    75.473121.462 NM 511 north – Turley
    Rio Arriba Navajo 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 Ojos171.171275.473 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
    Taos Tres 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
    Colfax Angel 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
    343.875
    448.010
    553.413
    721.002
    I-25 south ( US 85 south)Western end of I-25/US 85 concurrency; I-25 exit 446; mileposts change to reflect I-25
    Raton451.250
    0.000
    726.216
    0.000
    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; mileposts change to reflect I-25 Bus.
    0.2750.443 NM 555 west – New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Rodeo Grounds, Miners' Colfax Medical Center
    1.463
    348.754
    2.354
    561.265
    I-25 Bus. north (2nd Street north) – Trinidad, Historic DistrictEastern end of I-25 Bus. concurrency; mileposts change to reflect US 64
    349.282562.115 US 87 north / I-25 ( US 85) – Springer, TrinidadWestern end of US 87 concurrency; I-25 exit 451
    361.054581.060 NM 193
    Union Capulin376.663606.180 NM 325 east – Folsom, Folsom MuseumCounterclockwise terminus of NM 325
    Des Moines385.406620.251 NM 325 north – Folsom, Folsom MuseumClockwise terminus of NM 325
    Grenville403.753649.777 NM 453
    Clayton430.299692.499 NM 370
    430.634
    82.530
    693.038
    132.819
    US 56 / US 412 west / US 87 south – Springer, TexlineEastern end of US 87 concurrency; western end of US 56/US 412 concurrency; mileposts change to reflect US 56
    83.250133.978 NM 538 – Clayton Municipal Airport
    85.890138.227 NM 406 – Seneca
    94.172151.555 US-56 / US-64 / US-412 east – Boise CityContinuation into Oklahoma
    1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

    References

    1. ^ a b c Arizona Department of Transportation. "2013 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved July 1, 2019.
    2. ^ a b c "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 20. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
    3. ^ a b c d Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey. OCLC  32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries.
    4. ^ a b c d e Google (August 2, 2019). "U.S. Route 64 in Arizona and New Mexico" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
    5. ^ New Mexico State Highway Department (1933). Official Road Map of New Mexico (Map). 1:1,584,000. Cartography by B.C. Broome. Santa Fe: State of New Mexico. Retrieved August 2, 2019 – via University of New Mexico Digital Collections.
    6. ^ U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee (November 11, 1972). "U.S. Route Numbering Committee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway Officials. p. 1. Retrieved August 2, 2019 – via Wikimedia Commons. Discontinue the U.S. 64 designation between Taos and Santa Fe and designate as U.S. 64 that route between Taos and Farmington over S.R. 111, 553 and 17 through Tres Piedras, Brazos, Monero and Bloomfield.
    7. ^ New Mexico State Highway Department (1973). Official Road Map of New Mexico (Map). 1:1,267,200. Cartography by Rand McNally & Co. Chicago, Ill.: State of New Mexico.
    8. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (December 2, 1988). "Route Numbering Committee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. p. 4. Retrieved August 2, 2019 – via Wikimedia Commons. Beginning at the present terminus of U.S. Route 64 at Farmington, New Mexico, then westerly over U.S. Route 550 to the intersection of State Road 504 in Shiprock, N.M., then westerly over S.R. 504 to the intersection of U.S. Route 160 in Teec Nos Pos, Arizona.
    9. ^ "Posted Route: Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 91. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
    10. ^ "District 5 Projects". New Mexico Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on August 13, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
    11. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; US-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. p. 22. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
    12. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; Interstates" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. p. 22. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
    13. ^ Staff (March 16, 2010). "Posted Route–Legal Description; Business Loops" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation, Data Management Bureau. p. 3. Retrieved January 3, 2019.

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