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.
The public is welcome to attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings; please contact the Public Works Department at 662.8150 for meeting information. Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment. For safety reasons, please keep children away from the construction area 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 remains closed to pedestrians. Clearing and excavating south of DP Rd continues. No traffic delays on NM 502 or DP Rd are anticipated.
Central Avenue Phase 2 Improvements Project
Road work continues with the closure of the south side of the Central/15th Street Intersection. Detours will be in place for through traffic on 15th Street at the intersection. Eastbound and westbound two-way traffic on Central will be maintained. Access to area businesses will also be maintained.
To expedite project completion, night work will be conducted requiring a full closure of Central Avenue from 15th Street to Knecht Street between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Message boards are in place providing information on work activities. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to follow detours, slow down and use caution within the work zone.
County and contractor personnel will be available to answer questions regarding the Central Avenue project every Monday morning from 10-11 a.m. in Room 200 of the Municipal Building (1000 Central Avenue).
Diamond Drive Crack Sealing Project
Crack sealing activities begin Monday on Diamond Drive from the San Ildefonso roundabout south to the Los Alamos Canyon “Omega” bridge. Activities will be limited to “off-peak” hours whenever possible, from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, weather permitting. Crack sealing activity is expected to occur across the next 2-3 weeks. Motorists should expect lane drops and occasional flagging operations.
Knecht Street Improvements Project
Construction on Knecht Street continues. Night work will be conducted on Monday under a full closure to complete dirt work for the roadway. On Tuesday morning, paving is scheduled to begin. Knecht Street will remain closed during the day on Tuesday, with flagging operations and a detour in place to allow access to all businesses. Drivers are asked to follow the detour, and slow down within the work zone.
Western Area Phase 4 Improvements Project
Construction continues on 38th Street, 39th Street, and Ridgeway Drive. Contractor continues with utility and roadway work. Residents are to follow traffic detour onto Orange Street.
Residents are required to remove all vehicles on the roadway and find alternate parking during work hours. Access to residences as well as services such as a mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained.