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Posted: 06/14/20 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NM6 looks like a good way around Albuquerque but its not showing as a truck route in my truckers atlas. Doesn't show in grades in my Mountain Directory. Looks ok on satellite.

Any known problems for a 40 ft diesel pusher towing?

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Posted: 06/15/20 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

6 is a small 2 lane road without shoulders. nmroads.com shows lane closures for bridge maintenance through dec 2020. Being familiar with Albuquerque, I would take i40 to i25 south, but avoid the evening rush hour. Other times of day traffic may be busy, but not stopped.


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Posted: 06/15/20 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ndrorder wrote:

6 is a small 2 lane road without shoulders. nmroads.com shows lane closures for bridge maintenance through dec 2020. Being familiar with Albuquerque, I would take i40 to i25 south, but avoid the evening rush hour. Other times of day traffic may be busy, but not stopped.


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Posted: 06/15/20 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, from someone who actually lives in the area, Hwy 6 is a great alternative to passing through Albuquerque. It is a well maintained 2 lane road. It will save you the trip through Albuquerque if that is what you are fearing. Although, the trip through Albuquerque is not that bad if you avoid rush hour.

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Posted: 06/15/20 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NM 6 is a decent enough 2 way single lane roadway that can occasionally run slow due to truckers using this bypass route. I do agree that ABQ is not too bad when not traveling through during rush hour, I guess I don't mind using the interstates where many prefer traversing the back roads.

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Posted: 06/15/20 06:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hy6 is run regular by class 8 trucks & I run it anytime I'm going NW pulling my 35ft 5W. It's just a 2 lane, nothing special.


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My measurement is that Hwy 6 is 23 miles shorter than I-40/I-25.

What's your fuel mileage? And cost per mile?

Cost vs time is up to you.


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Posted: 06/16/20 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks folks, checked traffic which was showing green early afternoon so went via Albuquerque. No problems. Did see signs indicating delays at Hwy 6 exits on I40 and 25.

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