Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Aug. 4


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

Central Avenue Improvements Project:
Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and the Post Office driveway. Access to the Post Office will be maintained. Vehicles will be detoured to Deacon Street and the Main Street driveway into Central Park Square is also closed. A pedestrian crossing is located near Starbucks and additional pedestrian detours are posted; please use these detours and stay out of the work zone. Please use alternate business entrances including those along Deacon, 15th Street, 20th Street, and Nectar.

The contractor continues working day and night crews in an effort to complete this section of the project as quickly as possible.

N.M. 502 / Trinity Storm Drain Improvements:
Final roadway marking and striping was delayed due to rain. Expect traffic control at the Trinity and Knecht intersection early this week to allow for final roadway markings and striping.

Western Area Improvements Phase 2:
Work continues on 46th Street and 47th Street off Trinity. Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained.

Diamond Drive Lane Closure:
Traffic & Streets crews will be working on Diamond Drive to replace three damaged curb and gutter areas between Urban and Sycamore in the southbound lane. The work will include a full lane closure on Wednesday, Aug. 6 between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Morning commuters may experience minimal delays.

If there is a weather delay, the work will be rescheduled to Thursday or Friday. The goal is to complete these repairs before school starts on Aug. 14. 

Sound Wall between Tewa Loop and Airport Road:
Shoulder work continues on the south side of East Drive; please do not park on the south side of East 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.