Cone Zone: Week of June 17

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call

662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

RMCI continues to use a 15-passenger van to transport pedestrians through the Canyon Road construction site. The van circulates every 5 to 7 minutes while RMCI is working, typically 7 a.m. to 5-7 p.m. depending on the job activity, Monday through Saturday (RMCI will work Saturdays in June.) This service for pedestrians will continue until June 28 or when sidewalks are open on both sides of Canyon. Each evening, RMCI will re-establish the pedestrian paths for use.

The van route starts at 9th Street and Canyon Road continuing north on Canyon, making the Nugget, Opal and Piñon Loops. Pedestrians on Nugget, Opal, and Piñon Loops will be picked up in front of their residence. Additional stops include the Pine Street cul-de-sac and Quartz at 6th Street. The route will end at Canyon and 15th Street. The driver will then turn around and repeat the route in the opposite direction.

Canyon Road between 15th and Rim Road remains closed; the closure may shift as work progresses. Residential access in the immediate closure area will be provided; all others motorists should seek alternate routes.

Canyon Road traffic between Nugget and Rim Road can expect daytime flagging operations with minor delays. Two-way traffic will be restored in this area in the evenings and weekends when work is not occurring.

Pedestrians are asked to use the van service provided.

Western Area Phase 1:

41st and 42nd Streets north of Trinity remain closed to through traffic to continue utility work, which will be followed by concrete towards the end of the week. Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, and trash and recycling collection will be maintained. Residents are asked to maximize use of off-street parking. Any necessary on-street parking should be away from the existing work zone. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. with possible weekend work if necessary.

White Rock Concrete Replacement:

Sections of concrete curb and gutter will be replaced on Bryce and Louise beginning on Monday, June 10. Motorists on these streets can expect shoulder work and possible flagging operations resulting in minor delays. On-street parking adjacent to the work areas will be restricted. Work should be completed by the end of the week.

Cañada del Buey Multi-Use Trail Improvements:

The contractor will be continuing shoulder work along the length of Longview between Bonnie View and Rover. Work will also be occurring along Bonnie View between Longview and N.M. 4.

Please avoid the construction work areas.

Eastern Area 2 Phase 2 Warranty Work (Night Work):

The slurry seal that must be applied to the streets paved last year has not yet been scheduled. RMCI is currently working with their subcontractor to coordinate the night work. As soon as the work schedule is confirmed, flyers will be distributed to residents in the neighborhood.

Mesa Public Library Safety Improvements:

The Mesa Public Library Driveway is now open. This road is now limited to one-way traffic from west to east. Thank you for your patience during this construction.

Other Resources:

Construction updates are posted at www.losalamosnm.us 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!

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