New Mexico State Road 45
New Mexico State Road 45 (NM 45) is a State Highway in the US state of New Mexico that runs parallel to the Rio Grande from the Pueblo of Isleta, through Albuquerque, and up to the border of Rio Rancho.
|Maintained by NMDOT|
|Length||22.918 mi (36.883 km)|
|South end||NM 314 in Isleta Pueblo|
|North end||NM 528 in Albuquerque|
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.
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.
The entire route is in Bernalillo County.
|Pueblo of Isleta||0.000||0.000||NM 314||Southern terminus|
|0.250||0.402||NM 317 west to I-25 / US 85||Eastern terminus of NM 317, to I-25 exit 209|
|South Valley–Albuquerque line||8.850||14.243||NM 500 east (Rio Bravo Boulevard)||Western terminus of NM 500|
|Albuquerque||14.327||23.057||I-40 – Santa Rosa, Gallup||I-40 exit 155|
|20.308||32.683||NM 423 east||Western terminus of NM 423, single-point urban interchange|
|21.378||34.405||NM 448 north (Coors Boulevard) to NM 528||Southern terminus of NM 448|
|22.918||36.883||NM 528||Northern terminus, interchange, southbound exit and northbound entrance only|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. June 8, 2016. pp. 16–20. Retrieved May 6, 2017.