Cone Zone: Road Construction For Week of June 16


Upcoming Road Construction Update: Week of June 16:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

NM502 / Trinity Storm Drain Improvements:

The northern 2-1/2 lanes of Trinity Drive are closed, resulting in one-way eastbound traffic on Trinity and a westbound detour to Central Avenue.

Eastbound: One travel lane of eastbound N.M. 502 / Trinity Drive traffic will be maintained and travelers will be able to access all Trinity businesses, DP Road, and continue eastbound on N.M. 502.

Westbound: Traffic will be detoured to Central Avenue, then to 15th, and back to Trinity Drive. Westbound traffic may access DP Road by following the Trinity detour and turning left (east) at 15th and Trinity.

The established westbound detour is purposely routed through the signalized intersections at Central Avenue and 15th Street, and at 15th and Trinity to allow for the most efficient traffic flow. Knecht Street will remain open; however, this route is not recommended for northbound access to Central Avenue. The lack of a signal at the north end of Knecht Street will very likely result in significant delays while waiting for a gap in traffic on Central Avenue. Please use extreme caution, watch for pedestrians, and slow down as you move through the detour area.

The Central Avenue access to the Municipal Building will remain closed; please use the Municipal Building driveways off Iris Street.

Western Area Improvements Phase 2:

45th Street off Trinity remains closed to through traffic; on 46th off Trinity the contractor is trenching for utility crossings, expect intermittent delays; and, concrete work continues on the sidewalks within the Western Area Park. Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained.

Survey Pavement Markings on Diamond:

Expect a short duration mobile work zones with lane shifts and possible flagging operations on Diamond Drive as survey crews document existing pavement markings in this area. No delays are anticipated; however, please use caution as you move through the work zone. This work was delayed from last week and is now expected to start Tuesday, June 17.

Non-County Projects of Significance:

Smith’s Marketplace construction continues through opening day in mid-July 2014. Expect significant truck traffic and potential delays on N.M. 502 and Trinity Drive.

Other Resources:

Construction updates are posted at each Friday explaining traffic control to be expected for the following week – link to News/The Cone Zone. Or, subscribe to The Cone Zone newsletter and receive automatic traffic updates via e-mail each week – just visit the “Newsletters” link on the home page and click on “The Cone Zone” subscribe box. Project updates are also available via newsletter subscription on the same page – sign up to receive news about projects that are of interest to you!

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