Cone Zone: Week Of July 11


Weekly Road Construction Update

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

To attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 for meeting information.

Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment. For safety reasons, parents are asked to assist the County in keeping children away from construction areas, since they cannot always be seen by workers concentrating on their jobs. 

Public Works Projects:

Canyon Rim Trail

Construction on the west leg of Canyon Rim Trail continues. The trail is closed to pedestrians. Clearing and excavating south of DP Road continues. No traffic delays on NM 502 or DP Road are anticipated.

Knecht Street Improvements Project

Friday, July 8, the eastbound right lane of Trinity Drive re-opens as motorists approach Knecht Street.   

Monday, July 11, the eastbound right lane of Trinity Drive will be closed to continue concrete work starting at the intersection of Knecht Street. The closure is anticipated to last three days. Motorists may experience traffic delays as traffic merges to one lane. 

Western Area Phase 4 Improvements Project

Construction continues on 39th Street and Ridgeway Drive.  Contractor continues with utility and roadway work.  Residents should follow traffic detour onto Orange Street.

Residents are to remove all vehicles on the roadway and find alternate parking during work hours.

Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained. 

Utilities Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail or call 505.662.8333.

San Ildefonso Road – Natural Gas, Electric and Fiber Optic Project

Beginning as soon as July 12, the contractor will replace a gas line and install conduit for future electric lines and fiber optics infrastructure on San Ildefonso Road between Hawk Drive and North Mesa Road.  Crews will be working behind the north curb on San Ildefonso.  Minimal impacts to traffic are anticipated.

Longview Drive – New Waterline Installation

The contractor is finishing the installation of a new waterline on Longview Drive, between Village Place and the east side of Rover Boulevard in White Rock to improve fire suppression.  Later in the week, crews will be in the road at Longview and Linda (Sherwood Village Apartments) to tie in the new waterline.  Water will be temporarily shut off to customers in the area while work is completed. Door hangers will be distributed to neighbors who will be affected by the water shut off 24 hours in advance.  A flagging operation will maintain two-way traffic. Minimal traffic delays are anticipated.  

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!