S.R. 18 & Millen Drive
In 2005, a Traffic Impact Analysis was completed as a part of our preliminary studies for design of Zia Park Race Track and Black Gold Casino. A recommendation of the analysis was to construction dual left turning lanes northbound to westbound onto Millen Drive. The intersection of Millen Drive and S.R. 18 provides access to Zia Park and Black Gold Casino, the Lea County Event Center, the Industrial Air Park, Western Heritage Museum, Lea County Correctional Facility, and New Mexico Junior College.
As a part of an indefinite delivery contract for professional engineering services, Pettigrew & Associates provided design and Right of Way surveys, alignment analysis, geometric and roadway design, traffic signal design, and utility coordination, in order to prepare construction documents for reconstruction of the intersection.
The intersection has video detection on all approaches and the signal phasing includes fully protected left turn lanes on S.R. 18.