Cone Zone: Week Of June 12, 2023


Public Works Projects:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” 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.

33rd / 34th Street Road and Utility Improvements

TLC Plumbing and Utility will continue working on the roadway portion of the project: curb drop inlet installation, sidewalk, drive pad and curb and gutter removals. The Contractor will begin installing the remaining new water line from the intersection of 33rd St. and Villa for approximately 500 feet south of the intersection. Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The transit bus stop on 33rd will be temporarily closed throughout the duration of the project. Riders can use the transit stop on 35th St.

Fuller Lodge Canopy Replacement Project

The main entrance to Fuller Lodge Art Center will be closed intermittently due to overhead work to replace the canopy above the doors. Detour signs will be in place directing patrons to the east side entrance of the Art Center.

Traffic & Streets 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. Call Daniel Blea, Traffic and Streets Manager for concerns, 505.663.8206.

Cleaning and Fog Seal at the LAFD Station #2 Training Facility Parking Lot

GM Emulsion along with Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be cleaning the Los Alamos Fire Department Station #2 Training Facility parking lot (132 DP Road) Monday, June 12 in preparation for fog sealing. This will not impact parking the parking lot.

June 15-19, weather permitting, the Training Facility parking lot will be closed for crack filling and fog sealing. Signs will be posted. All vehicles will need to be out of the parking lot by close of business Wednesday, June 14. For questions regarding this project, please contact Daniel Campos, Streets Superintendent, at 505.500.7321.

Central Avenue Street Striping and Sharrow Reinstall June 16

Crews will be installing sharrows and striping Central Ave. on both sides of the road between Oppenheimer and 20th St., Friday, June 16. A moving flagging operation will be in place. Work will begin at 3 a.m. and be completed by 7 a.m.

Countywide Right of Way Maintenance Continues

Crews will be mowing, cutting weeds, and trimming tree branches obstructing signs countywide. Work will begin Monday, June 12 and continue through the summer months. There will be minimal obstruction to traffic. Watch for crews and traffic control along the roads and sidewalks.

Road Striping Continues in Los Alamos

Crews will continue striping roads and curbs in Los Alamos. Work will continue until complete. Work hours will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Asphalt Patching in the areas of La Vista Street and La Paloma 

Weather and materials permitting, crews will continue repairing asphalt in the areas of La Vista Street and La Paloma. Work hours will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Crews will stop traffic intermittently as they move through the areas. Please watch for flaggers, crews, and equipment. 

Utilities Projects:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) staff. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Contact the Customer Care Center, 505.662.8333,, or visit

Utility Work Impacts NM 502 Traffic

Prompted by a recent emergency electric line replacement, utility work along NM 502 continues as the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) installs a new switch and new conductors for the line. To slow drivers, traffic control devices are in the westbound lane from Eastgate Drive to Main Gate Park and the speed limit is reduced for both westbound and eastbound drivers. The work, being done by DPU and contractor Dub-L-EE, is expected to be completed by Thursday, June 15.

Trenching for Electric Continues on Barranca Mesa

DPU is replacing primary underground electric lines and conduit at the eastern end of Barranca Mesa. The project has been extended to continue through June.

DPU’s contractor, Paul Parker Construction Company, is excavating between 410 and 500 Navajo Road and south on Totavi Street. Excavation continues across the intersection of Totavi and Navajo and then through to the end of the Totavi cul-de-sac. Residents in the area should expect sidewalk closures and exercise caution while driving through the work zone. All trenching is on one side of the street.

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 slowdown in work zones.

Camino Medio Road Closure Monday June 12

TLC Plumbing, Inc., will be closing Camino Medio to through traffic on both the east and west side to replace a failed sewer line. The project includes trenching into the asphalt at the west side of Camino Medio beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, June 12. Work should conclude by 4 p.m. Crews will allow residents to enter and leave on the east side of Camino Medio. For questions regarding this project, please contact Trowen Vinyard, Supervisor on Site, at 505.362.3090.

Longview Drive and Sherwood Blvd in White Rock

Kelly Cable of New Mexico will continue work through June 23, 2023. Crews are installing fiber from the northwest corner of Longview Drive and Sherwood Blvd heading east. The sidewalk closure will remain in place south of the White Rock Branch Library just west of the Longview/Sherwood intersection. Traffic and pedestrians are asked to watch for equipment, crews and obey all traffic devices. For questions regarding this project, please contact Charlie Lovato with Kelly Cable of New Mexico at 505.350.9252.

Utility Work and Sidewalk Closure on Camino Redondo & Camino Medio

CableCom, LLC and 2 Men 1 Cable will be working at 1580 Camino Redondo to bore and trench to replace coaxial cable in 2” conduit. The sidewalk on the west side of Camino Redondo between Cumbres Patio and the southwest corner of Camino Redondo will be closed. Pedestrian traffic will detour to the south side of Camino Redondo. Construction will continue through June 16. Work hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For questions or concerns, contact Chad Guinn at CableCom, LLC at 505.506.5615. 

NNSA – Update as of May 12, 2023:

Construction Is Continuing on Improvements to NM 4/East Jemez Road Intersection

Due to unforeseen circumstances, completion of Phase 1-B has been extended to mid-June 2023. During this phase, crews are working on both sides of NM 4 as well as on the north shoulder of E. Jemez Road. The following traffic impacts are in place:

Crews are working on the embankment, grading within the median area and placing subgrade. They are also placing base course, and plan to pave the median detour areas and mill asphalt for future work later this month.

Temporary traffic signals have been installed at the intersection.

The speed limit throughout the construction area is reduced to 35 MILES PER HOUR. PLEASE OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT.

Access to the parking area for the Bandelier National Monument Tsankawi Unit is COMPLETELY CLOSED as of Monday, April 3, 2023. No alternate access will be provided. A new access is expected to be open in late October 2023.

During construction, all existing travel lanes on NM 4 and E. Jemez Road will remain open during peak travel times – 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Any lane closures will occur during non-peak hours and flaggers will direct traffic. All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change without notice.

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and give themselves additional time to reach their destination. More construction phases will follow, with the project expected to be completed in late 2023.

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