Any New Mexico members out there who can give me some route advice?
If I'm coming into Albuquerque from the east on I40 and want to get onto I25 north, to get to US550, is it better to just go into town on I40 and then pickup I25 north or is NM556 (on the east side of town) a viable alternative to avoid traffic?
Is it a loop or just a sideroad? Traffic lights or controlled access?
The ETA would be about 10AM, probably on a Saturday.
Is NM 165, also called Sandia Crest road, off of state hwy 14 from I40 a viable alternative? Looks like it avoids the city completely and comes out on I25 right where US550 starts. Looks twisty on the map and I assume the name, Sandia Crest road, means it goes over as opposed to around the peak.
Thanks in advance for your advice.