NM launches updated travel website

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Transportation Department has launched an improved version of its travel website.

Transportation Secretary Gary Giron says the department is continually making improvements to the site to meet the evolving information needs of drivers.

The latest version of the site - http://www.nmroads.com - features a simplified, map-based interface with a variety of tools to customize the information drivers are looking for.

Aside from a statewide map that can be scaled down to the city level, the site has a listing of travel alerts, live traffic camera views, real-time weather conditions and rest area information.

Visitors to the site can also sign up for e-mail and text messages on road conditions.

Giron calls it one-stop shopping for New Mexico travel information.