Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 24


Here is the Road Construction Update in Los Alamos County for the coming week:

Public Works Project

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. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Roadwork continues on 43rd and 44th Streets north and south. Utility water line work continues on 43rd Street (north). Expect flagging operations during ongoing project.

20th Street/Fuller Lodge Improvements:

The Contractor will be closing the south bound lane and begin demolition of curb and gutter, asphalt and sidewalks on the west side of 20th Street. Pedestrians will need to use the east side of the street. Access to the Teen Center from Central will be provided on the west side of 20th Street.

Light foundations will be installed at the Fuller Lodge secondary parking lot, the parking lot will remain open.

Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained.

Sherwood Blvd. /La Vista Drive:

Electricians continue to install conduit. RMCI is continuing with concrete curb & gutter subgrade preparation. The landscapers are on site installing irrigation waterline sleeves. Utility verification and traffic control management will be ongoing. Large equipment and truck hauling will be continuous throughout the project.

Asphalt Resurfacing in White Rock:

Asphalt resurfacing activities continue in White Rock on the following streets: Meadow Lane (Overlook Road to Grand Canyon), Todd Loop, Glenview Drive, Glenview Court, Kris Court, Kimberly Lane (Rover Blvd. south to cul-de-sac), Valle Del Sol, Kendall Drive, Paul Place, Jeffery Place, Page Loop, Page Court, Pruitt Avenue and Hamlin Court. Door hangers will be distributed to residents living on the affected streets at least 48 hours in advance. The anticipated duration for this resurfacing project is three weeks.

Barranca Mesa:

Reconstruction work continues on Zuni Street on Barranca Mesa. Crews will start with demolition work on the cul-de-sac east of Los Pueblos. It is anticipated that the duration of work on each cul-de-sac will be approximately 2-3 weeks. Residents will be kept notified of work affecting their homes via personal visits from County staff or via door hangers. Questions or comments may be directed to the Traffic & Streets Division at 505.662.8113.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities projects

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8333, or visit the “Projects” link at

North Community Non-potable Water Improvement Project
Arizona Avenue:

Crews will be trenching and placing pipe on Arizona Avenue near 46th Street and moving east to expand and improve storage of the non-potable water by connecting it to the Group 12 tank. To avoid the inconvenience of an open trench for the entire length of the street, work will occur in a rolling construction zone delineated by traffic control devices and flagging operation. Some traffic delays may be expected. Utility services will not be interrupted. Crews will work 7:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Monday through Friday.

North Mesa Non-potable Water Improvement Project
North Mesa Road:

Flagging operation on North Mesa Road east of Hawk Drive as crews haul rock and debris. In support of the non-potable water system improvement project, crews are converting a North Mesa ball field pump station and installing pipe to the middle school tank near Loma Linda neighborhood. Some traffic delays are expected. 

Barranca Mesa on Los Pueblos – Replacing new pressure relief vault:

Crews will mobilize equipment and set up traffic control devices for a lane drop on Los Pueblos between Barranca Road and Zuni. In subsequent weeks crews will excavate the road to install a new pressure relief vault.  Some traffic delays expected.

Timber Ridge – Replace Sewer Lift Station

Excavation work will continue occur in the road at the Timber Ridge cul-de-sac to install a new lift station. The road remains open. No anticipated interruption in utility services to Timber Ridge customers. Residences at the end of the cul-de-sac will hear noise associated with the temporary by-pass operations to convey wastewater flows. 

Sixth Street – Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Beginning the week of Aug. 24 the DPU contractor will begin work up Sixth Street toward the DP Road intersection to replace a sanitary sewer line. Temporary traffic control devices will be in place and may block access to parking areas for 600 Sixth Street, as well as access to a parking stall for 99 DP Road for approximately one day. Businesses are open. Patrons are encouraged to park on the street.

White Rock Electric Upgrades (Loop Feed) – Bryce and Page Loop

Crews will  trench in the intersection of Bryce and Page Loop in White Rock to install conduit to create a feeder loop. The loop will improve redundancy in the area. Some lane restrictions and traffic delays expected.

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.

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