The Corridor Enhancement Plan focuses on improvement concepts and future projects for the El Camino Real Corridor in Dona Ana County.
Identifying projects that enhance and preserve the natural and visual qualities of the corridor while improving economic competitiveness is the primary objective of this plan. This 92-mile-long corridor consists of NM Hwy 273, McNutt Road, NM Hwy 28, NM Hwy 185 (Valley Drive, Las Cruces), and NM Hwy 187 (Pan American Highway), and closely parallels the Rio Grande winding through the County.
As one of the oldest and most continually used highways in the country, the El Camino Real Corridor has rich cultural and historic traditions kept alive by settlements throughout the valley. The Corridor Enahncement Plan looks at ways to integrate land use, transportation, and economic development strategies to enhance the experience along the corridor.