Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Sept. 1


Road Construction Update: Week of Sept. 1:

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.

Pavement Preservation Work in White Rock:

Chip seal operations continue on Hamlin Court, Pruitt, Paige Loop and Paige Court in White Rock. All the chips have been applied and the final sealant will be applied in mid to late September. The reason for the delay before sealing is to allow the chips to settle; any remaining loose chips will be swept up before the sealant is applied. Residents will receive 48 hour notice before the final sealant is applied on their street.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:

The contractor is reporting that pedestrians are crossing into the work zone instead of at the provided crossings; this is extremely dangerous and pedestrians are advised to use the provided pathways.

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, the sidewalk on the north side of Central Avenue between the Los Alamos Post Office driveway to just west of Bathtub Row will be closed to allow for the installation of a storm drain pipe; pedestrians will be routed to the south side of Central Avenue.

There is now pedestrian access on both sides of Central Avenue with crossings near Starbucks and another midblock crossing near Metzger’s. Central Avenue continues to be fully closed to motorists between 15th Street and the Post Office driveway. Access to the Post Office will be maintained. Vehicles are detoured to Deacon Street and the Main Street driveway into Central Park Square is also closed.

Motorists should use alternate business parking including those along Deacon, 15th Street, 20th Street and Nectar.

The contractor continues working day and night crews Monday through Thursdays in an effort to complete this section of the project as quickly as possible. Friday and weekend work may occur as needed. The contractor is not working over the Labor Day weekend.

Western Area Improvements Phase 2:

Work is complete on 45th Street and 46th Street. Concrete work continues on 47th Street off Trinity. Demo of existing concrete will start on 46th/47th Street off Sandia. Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained. The contractor will not be working over the Labor Day weekend.

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.

Upcoming Work:

As part of the annual Pavement Preservation Program, in September Diamond Drive will be slurry sealed from the roundabout to North Road/Ridgeway area. This work will include lane closures and minor delays – watch for more information in future updates!

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.