New Mexico State Road 226

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State Road 226

West Berino Drive
NM 226 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length2.600 mi[1] (4.184 km)
Major junctions
West end NM 28 in San Miguel
East end NM 478 near Berino
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountiesDoña Ana
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 225 NM 227

State Road 226 (NM 226) is a 2.600-mile-long (4.184 km), paved, two-lane state highway in Doña Ana County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. NM 226's western terminus is north of Chamberino at the road's junction with NM 28. The road's eastern terminus is near Berino at the road's junction with NM 478. The road continues as East Berino Road past the junction with NM 478. NM 226 is also known as West Berino Road.

Route description

The highway begins at the junction with NM 28 north of Chamberino, right after NM 28 crosses the Westside Canal. The road heads east-northeast through pecan orchards and fields of Mesilla Valley and after approximately 0.86 miles (1.38 km) crosses the Rio Grande river over a 475.7-foot-long (145.0 m) bridge, built in 1941. The highway travels east-northeast, before turning east. Approximately one mile (1.6 km) farther, NM 226 reaches the western outskirts of the community of Berino. NM 226 crosses railroad tracks of El Paso Subdivision of BNSF Railway right before reaching its eastern terminus at intersection with NM 478.


The section occupied by modern day NM 226 was constructed in the early 1940s as one of the spurs connecting NM 28 with agricultural communities lying along U.S. Route 85 (US 85). In late 1950s this stretch was designated as NM 226.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Doña Ana County.

Chamberino0.0000.000 NM 28 – La Union, Las CrucesWestern terminus
Berino2.6004.184 NM 478 – Anthony, Las CrucesEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 52. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Details of New Mexico State Routes 201-250". Steve Riner Highways. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. June 8, 2016. p. 51. Retrieved November 4, 2017.

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