New Mexico State Road 3

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State Road 3

NM 3 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length72.401 mi[1] (116.518 km)
Major junctions
South end US 54 in Duran
Major intersections
North endFR 2116 north of Ribera
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountiesTorrance, San Miguel
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 2 NM 4

New Mexico State Road 3 (NM 3) is a north-south state highway in the state of New Mexico. NM 3's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 54 (US 54) in the small town of Duran, and the northern terminus is at Frontage Road 2116 (FR 2116) north of Ribera.

Route description

Southbound, Encino, New Mexico

NM 3 begins at its intersection with US 54 in the unincorporated community of Duran. The road travels first in a northwest and then a primarily northern direction for about 14.5 miles (23.3 km) until its junction with US 285 and US 60 in Encino. The road then continues north for 25.5 miles (41.0 km) through largely uninhabited areas to its junction with Interstate 40 (I-40). It then continues in a generally northern direction past exit 323 on I-25 to its northern terminus at FR 2116 north of Ribera. This segment passes through Villanueva State Park, where the road briefly follows the Pecos River.


Major intersections

TorranceDuran0.0000.000 US 54 – Carrizozo, Santa RosaSouthern terminus
Encino14.47623.297 US 60 / US 285 (Shenrick Street) – Fort Sumner, Roswell, Belen, Santa Fe
I-40 / Historic US 66 – Albuquerque, Amarillo, TXI-40 exit 230
San Miguel66.645107.255
NM 484 south
Northern terminus of NM 484
72.040115.937 I-25 / US 85 – Santa Fe, Denver, COI-25 exit 323
72.401116.518FR 2116Northern 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. 2. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. p. 2. Retrieved December 22, 2013.

External links

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 3 at OpenStreetMap