New Mexico State Road 45

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State Road 45

Coors Boulevard
NM-45 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length22.918 mi[1] (36.883 km)
Major junctions
South end NM 314 in Isleta Pueblo
Major intersections
North end NM 528 in Albuquerque
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 42 NM 47

New Mexico State Road 45 (NM 45) is a 22.918-mile-long (36.883 km) State Highway in the US state of New Mexico that runs parallel to the Rio Grande from the Pueblo of Isleta, through Albuquerque, and to the Southern boundary of Rio Rancho.

Route description

NM 45 northbound approaching I-40

Throughout most of Albuquerque, NM 45 is called Coors Boulevard. Coors Boulevard serves as a major expressway in Albuquerque as it allows access to Interstate 40 (I-40), and other major highways in the city such as NM 423 (Paseo Del Norte), NM 528 (Alameda Boulevard), and NM 500 (Rio Bravo Boulevard/Sen. Dennis Chaves Boulevard). NM 45 merges with NM 528 near Rio Rancho, New Mexico at Pat D'Arco Highway. Coors Bypass NW is a segment of NM 45 which runs north from Coors Road to Pat D'Arco Highway.


A road sign from southbound NM 45

Until 2012, the northernmost portion of this route traversed Old Coors Road between Coors Boulevard and Central Avenue (Historic U.S. Route 66). NM 45 has since been realigned to Coors Boulevard and Coors By-Pass and extended north of Central Avenue, replacing the portion of NM 448 between St. Joseph's Drive and Coors By-Pass, and turning over Old Coors Road to local control to be realigned with Yucca Drive.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Bernalillo County.

Pueblo of Isleta0.0000.000 NM 314Southern terminus

NM 317 west to I-25 / US 85
Eastern terminus of NM 317, to I-25 exit 209
South ValleyAlbuquerque line8.85014.243
NM 500 east (Rio Bravo Boulevard)
Western terminus of NM 500
Albuquerque14.32723.057 I-40 – Santa Rosa, GallupI-40 exit 155
20.30832.683 NM 423 (Paseo del Norte Blvd)Single-point urban interchange

NM 448 north (Coors Boulevard) to NM 528
Southern terminus of NM 448
22.91836.883 NM 528Northern terminus, interchange, southbound exit and northbound entrance only
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. June 8, 2016. pp. 16–20. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
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External links

Media related to New Mexico State Road 45 at Wikimedia Commons