New Mexico State Road 47

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State Road 47

NM 47 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length60.338 mi[1] (97.105 km)
Major junctions
South end US 60
Major intersections
North end NM 556 in Albuquerque
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountiesBernalillo, Socorro, Valencia
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 45 NM 48

New Mexico State Road 47 (NM 47) is a 60.338-mile-long (97.105 km) state highway in Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro Counties in New Mexico. NM 47's southern terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Route 60 (US 60). The highway then proceeds north intersecting with Interstate 25 (I-25) before the northern terminus at an intersection with NM 556.

Route description

NM 47 northbound near Isleta Pueblo, February 2013

NM 47 begins at an intersection with U.S. Highway 60 in rural Socorro County and proceeds northwest, soon entering Valencia County. The route reaches the Rio Grande at the town of Rio Communities, from which one can cross the Rio Grande on NM 309 to reach Belen. At this junction, NM 47 turns slightly east of north and follows the eastern shore of the Rio Grande, opposite from NM 314 and I-25. It enters Bernalillo County at Isleta Pueblo and continues to the northeast, where it has a system interchange with Interstate 25. As the route begins to enter the Albuquerque metropolitan area, it takes on the name Broadway Boulevard and enters the city limits of South Valley, where it intersects NM 500 (Rio Bravo Boulevard). Shortly thereafter, it enters the Albuquerque city limits, continuing northeast through the heart of downtown. After crossing Interstate 40, the route turns west onto Candelaria Road to cross the BNSF railroad line. NM 47 then turns back to the north on 2nd Street, which it follows for the rest of its existence. The route passes briefly through the limits of North Valley, in which it intersects NM 423 (Paseo Del Norte) and NM 528 (Alameda Boulevard). The route finally comes to an end at NM 556 (Roy Road) just short of the Sandoval County line.[2]

Major intersections

Socorro0.0000.000 US 60Southern terminus
ValenciaRio Communities18.93130.466
NM 304 south
Northern terminus of NM 304
NM 309 east
Western terminus of NM 309
NM 263 north
Southern terminus of NM 263
29.62947.683 NM 263
NM 6 west
Eastern terminus of NM 6
BernalilloIsleta Pueblo37.53160.400
NM 147 west
Eastern terminus of NM 147
I-25I-25 exit 215
41.61566.973FR 2067
43.75070.409Desert RoadSouthern terminus of former NM 303
46.21074.368 NM 500 (Rio Bravo Boulevard)
57.36292.315 NM 423 (Paseo Del Norte)
58.22193.698 NM 528 (Alameda Boulevard)
NM 556 south
Northern terminus, northern terminus of NM 556
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "NMDOT State Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ Google (January 26, 2019). "Overview of NM 47" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 5–7. Retrieved October 20, 2018.

External links

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 47 at OpenStreetMap