U.S. 285 South - Vaughn to Roswell

Home » Guides » New Mexico » U.S. 285 South - Vaughn to Roswell

U.S. 285 South
U.S. 285 passes through Mesa south of the De Baca County line. Photo taken 06/21/19.
3 photos
3 photos
3 photos
The Mesa Rest Area lies along the east side of U.S. 285 at mile marker 150. The facility doubles as a weigh station for commercial trucks. Photos taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
U.S. 285 continues 40 miles south of the Mesa Rest Area to Roswell and 80 miles to Artesia. Photos taken 06/21/19.
NM 20 concludes a 45.91 mile course at U.S. 285 (Fort Summer Road). Photo taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
NM 20 leads northeast to U.S. 60 at Fort Sumner. Photos taken 06/21/19.
U.S. 285 meets U.S. 70 and the Roswell Relief Route in one mile at a parclo interchange. Photo taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
Chaves County Road 92 (Galina Road) leads west from U.S. 70 to intersect U.S. 285 just north of the Roswell Relief Route. Photos taken 06/21/19.
Welcome to Roswell sign posted at a wayside area preceding the exchange with U.S. 70. Photo taken 06/15/19.
The Roswell Relief Route is signed as a truck route for U.S. 70 west and 285 south. Officially the bypass is a part of the U.S. 70/285 mainline while the former route along Main Street is locally maintained. Photo taken 06/21/19.
U.S. 70 travels northeast from Roswell to Portales and Clovis and west with U.S. 380 to Picacho and Hondo. Photo taken 06/15/19.
The Roswell Relief Route leads U.S. 285 around the west side of Roswell 15 miles between North Main Street and SE Main Street. Photo taken 06/15/19.
Continuing south from the split with U.S. 70 west at U.S. 380 (2nd Street), U.S. 285 (Roswell Relief Route) advances 48 miles to Artesia. Photo taken 06/21/19.
The Roswell Relief Route shifts eastward through an S-curve between adjacent residential streets south of U.S. 380. Photo taken 06/21/19.
McGaffey Street (FL-1731) comprises one of several truck routes for U.S. 380 across the city of Roswell. Photo taken 06/21/19.
The succeeding intersection along the Roswell Relief Route south of McGaffey Street is with Poe Avenue. Photo taken 06/21/19.
Making a gradual southeasterly turn, the Roswell Relief Route next intersects Brasher Road. Photo taken 06/21/19.
U.S. 285 (Roswell Relief Route) runs along the south side of the City of Roswell Landfill ahead of mile marker 3. Photo taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
Sunset Avenue (FL 4704) provides the first of two arterial routes connecting U.S. 285 with Roswell International Air Center (ROW). Photos taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
South Main Street (FL-4683) represents the main connection to ROW Airport from Downtown Roswell. Photos taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
U.S. 285 heads one mile east from South Main Street to rejoin its former alignment leading away from Roswell. Photos taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
SE Main Street constitutes an urban arterial north back into Roswell. Classified by NMDOT as FL-4685, the former alignment of U.S. 285 along Main Street travels 10.05 miles to the north end of the Roswell Relief Route. Photos taken 06/21/19.
Downtown Roswell lies 4.5 miles to the north via SE and South Main Streets. Artesia is a 36 mile drive to the south along U.S. 285. Photo taken 06/21/19.
Main Street / Old U.S. 285 South
Main Street advances south from the exchange with the Roswell Relief Route (U.S. 70-285). Photo taken 06/21/19.
Main Street enters the Roswell city limits south of Huskey Road and transitions into a commercial arterial. Photo taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
A pair of wayfinding signs reference U.S. 285 south and U.S. 380 east three miles beyond the upcoming NM 246 (Pine Lodge Road). Intersecting Main Street at that point is College Boulevard, one of the signed truck routes for both routes through Roswell. Photos taken 06/21/19.
NM 246 stems west from Main Street (old U.S. 285) along Pine Ridge Road 1.7 miles to U.S. 70-285 along the Roswell Relief Route. Photo taken 06/21/19.
State Road 246 travels 82.46 miles overall from Roswell to Capitan via the Sacramento Mountains and Lincoln National Forest. Photo taken 06/21/19.
Confirming markers for U.S. 70 west/285 south posted after NM 246 (Pine Lodge Road). Photo taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
Big box stores, hotels, restaurants and other commercial establishments line Main Street (old U.S. 285) south from NM 246 to the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) at 19th Street. Photos taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
A pair of remaining U.S. 70/285 shields precede the Main Street intersection with Wilshire Boulevard. Photo taken 06/21/19. Second photo taken 06/15/19.
Wilshire Boulevard comprises a local route looping south from Mescalero Road to Main Street and west to parallel Pennsylvania Avenue. Photo taken 06/15/19.
U.S. 380 trailblazer posted ahead of Country Club Road. Photo taken 06/21/19.
Country Club Road (FL-4712) constitutes a minor arterial west to pecan orchards by Sycamore Avenue and east to Urton Road by Roswell Country Club. Photo taken 06/21/19.
Main Street south at 19th Street and NMMI. Photo taken 06/21/19.
The Sgt. Christopher Sanders Memorial Overpass spans Main Street (old U.S. 285) at NMMI. The 47 foot long pedestrian bridge was built in 1966.1 Photo taken 06/21/19.
3 photos
3 photos
3 photos
College Boulevard (FL-5706) forms part of a truck route for U.S. 380 east and 285 south one mile to Atikinson Avenue. Atkinson Avenue south to U.S. 380 (East 2nd Street) is former NM 256. Photo taken 06/21/19. Second photo taken 06/21/19. Third photo taken 06/22/19.
Reassurance markers for U.S. 70 west and 285 south at Main and 13th Streets. NM SHTD date stamps on the wooded shields are from October 1991 Photo taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
Main Street progresses south from 19th Street toward Downtown Roswell. Photos taken 06/22/19.
Main Street intersects 5th Street at the Roswell Visitors Center and the Chaves County Courthouse. Photo taken 06/21/19.
Main Street south at 4th Street by Pioneer Plaza in Downtown Roswell. Photo taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
One block ahead of U.S. 380 on Main Street southbound. U.S. 70 formerly split with U.S. 285 south at 2nd Street. Photos taken 06/21/19.
2 photos
2 photos
U.S. 380 follows 2nd Street across the city of Roswell en route to Hondo and Caprock. Photo taken 06/21/19. Second photo taken 06/22/19.
A trailblazer takes the place of a confirming marker for U.S. 285 south by the International UFO Museum and Research Center beyond U.S. 380 (2nd Street). Photo taken 06/21/19.
A small mileage sign references the U.S. 285 destinations south of Roswell along Main Street at Alameda Street. Photo taken 06/22/19.
U.S. 285 reassurance marker at Main and Albuquerque Streets. Photo taken 06/22/19.
U.S. 285 separated with Main Street two blocks south of Summit Street. Photo taken 06/22/19.
3 photos
3 photos
3 photos
Main Street (FL-4683) extends 4.04 miles south from old U.S. 285 (SE Main Street) at McGaffey Street toward Roswell International Air Center (ROW). SE Main Street (FL-4685) continues old U.S. 285 back to the Roswell Relief Route. Photos taken 06/22/19.
This U.S. 285 reassurance marker stands beyond the split with South Main Street at Forest Street east. Photo taken 06/22/19.
SE Main Street intersects Hobbs Street (FL-5710) at the ensuing southbound traffic light in Roswell. Photo taken 06/22/19.
Poe Street (FL-5705) follows along a minor arterial linking SE Main Street with NM 256 (Old Dexter Highway) to the east. Photo taken 06/22/19.
Brasher Road (FL-4692) runs across the south side of Roswell east to NM 256 at NM 254. Photo taken 06/22/19.
SE Main Street (old U.S. 285) leaves Roswell south of Brasher Road and this reassurance marker. Photo taken 06/22/19.
U.S. 285 overtakes SE Main Street from the south end of the Roswell Relief Route en route to Artesia. Photo taken 06/22/19.
Ramps connect SE Main Street with U.S. 285 north and from U.S. 285 south on the Roswell Relief Route. Photo taken 06/22/19.



Photo Credits:

06/15/19, 06/21/19, 06/22/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 70
U.S. 380
State Road 246

Page Updated 06-28-2019.