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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.

State Road 45 marker

State Road 45
Coors Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length22.918 mi[1] (36.883 km)
Major junctions
South end NM 314 in Isleta Pueblo
North end NM 528 in Albuquerque
Highway system
  • State Roads in New Mexico
NM 42NM 47

Route descriptionEdit

A road sign from southbound NM 45

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.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Bernalillo County.

Pueblo of Isleta0.0000.000  NM 314Southern terminus
0.2500.402   NM 317 west to I-25 / US 85Eastern 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 eastWestern terminus of NM 423, single-point urban interchange
21.37834.405   NM 448 north (Coors Boulevard) to NM 528Southern 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

See alsoEdit


  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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