Cone Zone: Week Of July 26, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

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.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

Detour is active on NM502 which allows the contractor to work on the north side of the road installing precast concrete boxes and wing walls.   

Due to the amount of construction activity that includes trenching, excavation and utility relocation near the trailhead, the trailhead parking lot, and a 100 ft. section of the trail near the trailhead will be closed for safety. AUI will be hauling excess material from project site to a site off DP Road. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are advised to stay alert for construction personnel and equipment and use caution traveling through the work zone.  

North Mesa Roadway and Utilities Improvement Project (Casa de Oro)

TLC Plumbing and Utility continues road and utility improvements on Alamo Road, Capulin Road, Tsankawi Street, Oro Court, Tsankawi Court, Cedro Court and Big Rock Loop South. The contractor will continue removing and replacing concrete sidewalks and placing valley gutters in selected areas along Capulin Rd, and Alamo Rd.  Utility work will continue on Alamo Rd, Capulin Rd and Tsankawi St including new water and gas main lines. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting.  

Traffic signs and devices will shift vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic around work zones. Access to residents as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, school bus routes, trash and recycling collection will be maintained. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are advised to be alert for construction personnel and equipment and use caution traveling through the work zone.

Leisure Lagoon (addition to the Aquatic Ctr.)

The bike lane along Canyon Road adjacent to the construction area remains closed pending repaving.  Bicyclists are encouraged to ride in the driving lane as the material in the bike lane is soft.  The sidewalk is also closed in this area, but pedestrians can walk in the bike lane area between the traffic control devices and construction fence.

NM4 Walking Trail Closed for Repairs

GME Emulsion, LLC will be conducting trail rehabilitation on the NM4 Walking Trail from Sherwood Blvd to Monte Rey Dr. This section of the trail will be closed during repairs, which include mill and overlay, crack sealing and fog seal. No street closure will occur during the construction.  

Work is scheduled to occur over the next two weeks. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, weather permitting.

Traffic & Streets Division Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Traffic & Streets Division staff. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Loma Del Escolar Pavement Patching

Crews will be patching asphalt along Loma del Escolar Monday – Friday starting at 8 a.m. and ending by 3 daily. A flagging operation will be in effect during this project.

North Road Near Yucca Intersection Pavement Patching

Crews will be patching asphalt near the intersection of North Road and Yucca Street starting Monday and continuing until complete. Crews will begin at 8 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. daily. A flagging operation will be in effect during this project.

Countywide Roadway Striping

Crews will continue striping roads countywide until complete. There will be a moving traffic control operation. Please maintain a safe distance from the painting equipment. Crews will begin at 8 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. daily.

Non-County Projects:

The following road construction updates are posted below in the interest of keeping residents informed, but are being managed or conducted by others. Please obey all traffic devices and slow down in work zones.

Los Alamos Canyon Bridge Repairs (LANL):

Work to extend the life of the LA Canyon bridge (sometimes referred to within the community as Omega Bridge) continues on the west side of the bridge. Pedestrian/bike access is CLOSED Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. To avoid congestion and delays, consider using Atomic City Transit as a bus option to cross the bridge. Speeds will be reduced to 15 mph. Allow extra time for your commute.

Anchor Ranch Rd Construction (LANL) 

During the week of July 26, crews will be milling and paving Anchor Ranch Rd from Shed Rd to WETF Rd.

West Jemez Road – Eastbound (LANL)

For motorists using eastbound West Jemez, please note that the right turn lane onto Diamond is closed until Friday. Drivers still can turn onto Diamond.

DP Rd (Work related to Canyon Walk Apts and The Bluffs – Bethel Development)

Qualcon Builders, LLC – 120 DP Road Utility Infrastructure Replacement and Roadway Reconstruction

Paving, curb and gutter for DP Road are substantially complete. Roadway reconstruction activities continue next week related to sidewalk construction. 

The contractor work on DP Rd is related to the new Canyon Walk Apartments (under construction) and The Bluffs senior housing (soon to be constructed). The road is open to two-way traffic; temporary traffic devices will remain until the permanent pavement marking are installed. All construction activities related to the reconstruction of DP Road are now expected to be substantially completed in August. Contact: Please direct questions and concerns to Public Works at 505.662.8150.

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