Rio Rancho Profile

Transportation & Access to Markets

New Mexico's Interstates

Three Interstates (I-10, I-25, and I-40) move raw materials into New Mexico and finished goods to market. Below is a table listing the distance and approximate drive times to/from regional markets:

Market

Miles

Drive Time

Austin

858

13.00 hrs.

Dallas

658

10.50 hrs.

Denver

440

6.50 hrs.

El Paso

281

4.00 hrs.

Houston

896

14.00 hrs.

Las Vegas

580

8.50 hrs.

Los Angeles

795

11.25 hrs.

Oklahoma City

556

8.25 hrs.

Phoenix

473

6.50 hrs.

San Antonio

834

12.00 hrs.

San Diego

819

11.50 hrs.

San Francisco

1,095

16.25 hrs.

Tucson

518

7.25 hrs.

                                                                        Source: http://www.mapquest.com

Interstate 25 (I-25) is the primary north-south highway serving the Western US (New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming).  I-25 begins at Interstate 10 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and terminates at Interstate 90 in Buffalo, Wyoming. The interstate is about 1,063 miles long and the speed on Interstate 25 is 75 miles per hour (except through major cities). The following table shows the major New Mexican cities along  I-25’s route.

Table: Interstate 25

State

Major Cities

Interconnections

New Mexico

Las Cruces         

Albuquerque

Santa Fe

I- 10 in Las Cruces

I- 40 in Albuquerque

 

Interstate 40 (I-40) is a major east-west highway connecting Barstow, California to North Carolina State Highway 132 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The following table shows the major New Mexican cities along I-40’s route. 

Table: Interstate 40

State 

Major Cities

Interconnections

New Mexico

Gallup

Albuquerque

I-25 in Albuquerque


Interstate 10 (I-10) stretches from California State Highway 1, in Santa Monica, California, to Interstate 95, in Jacksonville, Florida. The following table shows the major New Mexican cities along I-10’s route.

Table: Interstate 10  

State

Major Cities

Interconnections

New Mexico

Las Cruces

I-25 in Las Cruces