New Mexico State Road 55

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State Road 55

Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length96.844 mi[1] (155.855 km)
Major junctions
South end US 54 near Ancho
Major intersections US 60 in Mountainair
North end NM 41 in Estancia
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountiesLincoln, Socorro, Torrance
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
US 54 US 56
NM 53 NM 57

State Road 55 (NM 55) is a state highway in the US state of New Mexico. Its total length is approximately 96.8 miles (155.8 km). NM 55's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 54 (US 55) west-northwest of Ancho and the northern terminus is in the village of Estancia at NM 41.


In the 1930s, the section of highway between Cuba and Farmington was known as NM 55. By 1940, NM 44 was moved to the road NM 55 followed, and the NM 55 designation was removed. In the early 1940s the portion from Estancia to Tajique was named NM 55 when NM 10 (later NM 14) was extended south over the remainder of NM 15. For a brief time in the early 1940s, the segment between Claunch and US 54 was designated NM 195. In 1988, NM 14 was broken up into several routes to eliminate concurrent segments with other routes, and NM-55 assumed the former portion of NM 14 south of Tajique. Currently it covers the entire length of the original route NM 15.[2]

Major intersections

Lincoln0.0000.000 US 54Southern terminus
SocorroNo major intersections
TorranceMountainair61.98899.760 US 60
NM 542 north
Southern terminus of NM 542
NM 131 south
Northern terminus of NM 131
NM 337 north
Southern terminus of NM 337
Estancia96.844155.855 NM 41Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Posted Route: Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 91. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Riner, Steve (January 19, 2008). "State Routes 26–50". New Mexico Highways. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  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 December 20, 2013.

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