New Mexico State Road 556

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State Road 556

Tramway Boulevard
NM 556 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length15.402 mi[1] (24.787 km)
Major junctions
South end NM 333 / Historic US 66 in Albuquerque
Major intersections
North end NM 47 in Albuquerque
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
NM 555 NM 562
NM 556/Tramway Boulevard southbound
at Montgomery Boulevard in Albuquerque

New Mexico State Road 556 (NM 556) is a 15.402-mile-long (24.787 km) state highway entirely within Bernalillo County, New Mexico. For most of its length, NM 556 is signed as Tramway Boulevard in Albuquerque, although from I-25 to its northern terminus at NM 47, NM 556 is signed as Roy Road. The highway's southern terminus is at an intersection with NM 333 and Historic U.S. Route 66 (Historic US 66), or Central Avenue. The highway then moves north intersecting with Interstate 40 (I-40). The highway is a divided four-lane road until its intersection with Tramway Road. After that, the highway narrows to two lanes and takes a westerly turn to intersect with I-25. The highway's northern terminus is at an intersection with NM 47.

Route description

NM 556 northbound at the intersection with I-40

State Road 556 begins at Tramway Boulevard's intersection with Central Avenue, which carries NM 333 and is also the historic route of US 66. NM 556 proceeds north from this intersection, passing through a half-diamond interchange with Interstate 40. The route travels north through the northeastern areas of Albuquerque, along the base of the Sandia Mountains. This portion of the route is a four-lane divided expressway with a speed limit of 55 mph. It eventually intersects Paseo del Norte (NM 423), a major east-west arterial through northern Albuquerque, before coming to a stop sign at Tramway Road, which provides access to the Sandia Peak Tramway. Here, NM 556 becomes a two-lane undivided road and turns to the west as Tramway Road. After crossing Interstate 25, the name of the route changes to Roy Road. Shortly thereafter, NM 556 comes to an end at its junction with NM 47.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County.

NM 47 south
Northern terminus, northern terminus of NM 47
NM 313 north
Southern terminus of NM 313
I-25 south / FR 2537
Northern terminus of FR 2537, I-25 exit 234
I-25 north / FR 2523
Northern terminus of FR 2523, I-25 exit 234
NM 423 west (Paseo Del Norte)
Eastern terminus of NM 423

I-40 west
I-40 westbound on and eastbound off only

Historic US 66 / NM 333 east to I-40 east
Southern terminus, western terminus of NM 333, I-40 exit 167
15.40224.787Tramway BoulevardContinuation beyond Historic US 66 and NM 333
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ "NMDOT State Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ Google (January 26, 2019). "Overview of NM 556" (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 556 at OpenStreetMap