Cone Zone: Week Of June 21, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed here 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. 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: 

Sherwood Boulevard Mapping

Construction Survey Technologies will begin sub-surface utility mapping on Sherwood Blvd between Aztec Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive and at the Piedra Loop and Sherwood intersection starting Monday.

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.   

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 and are advised to stay alert for construction personnel and equipment and use caution traveling through the work zone.  

ADA improvements along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street 

Work continues in the east bound right shoulder of Trinity Drive starting at Canyon View Rd and continuing east to Oppenheimer. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting.  Traffic signs and devices will shift vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic around the work zones.

Access to residents and businesses as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians and 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, driveway aprons and curb and gutter in selected areas along Capulin Road, Alamo Road, Tsankawi Court and Cedro Court. Paving will begin Monday for Big Rock Loop South and Cedro Court. Utility work will continue on Cedro Court and Big Rock Loop (south) including the installation of new gas and water lines to residences. Utility work on Capulin Road includes lighting, water and gas 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 by the United Church 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.

Traffic & Streets Division Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being conducted by County Traffic & Streets crews. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, contact Juan Rael, Traffic and Streets Manager at 505.662.8113. Please slow down and use caution within the work zones. Please note the below information may change due to weather or other delays.  

Countywide Road Striping

Crews continue the annual road striping project 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily until complete.

Kimberly Lane and Kris Court Concrete Work

Crews will be replacing drive pads and sidewalks at 328 Kimberly Lane and 713 Kris Court in White Rock all week. There will be sidewalk closures. Work will begin at 8 a.m. and end by 3:30 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. Please direct questions or concerns to the project contact listed below:

West Road Construction (LANL):

Paving has started on West Road and it is closed to through traffic through June 25 as even more improvements are made for your safety and the safety of workers. For the public’s safety, this includes bicyclists and pedestrians. Use West Jemez or N.M. 4 instead. Road work and roadside fire mitigation are expected to continue into July.

DP Road (Work related to Canyon Walk Apartments and The Bluffs – Bethel Development)

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

Next week, roadway reconstruction activities continue with roadway grading and curb & gutter construction. These activities will impact DP Road from Trinity Drive to Fire Station #2 with segments of the roadway restricted to one-lane traffic controlled by a flagged/signaled system. One-lane traffic restrictions will occur only during hours of construction potentially 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  Access to businesses in this area will be maintained during these activities. 

The contractor work in DP Road is related to the new Canyon Walk Apartments (under construction) and The Bluffs senior housing (soon to be constructed). The roadway reconstruction includes installation of curb and gutter, sidewalks and paving of the roadway. All construction activities related to the reconstruction of DP Road are currently expected to be substantially completed by the end of June. Contact: Direct questions and concerns to the Public Works Liaison for this project: Keith Wilson, 505.231.3961.

Bikini Atoll Drive (LANL):

Bikini Atoll Drive will be closed to through traffic and pedestrians in June. Follow driver and pedestrian detours. Workers will trench across the road to install a new power line for the Strategic Computing Complex (SCC). 

NM502 Roundabout Project (State DOT/Star Paving)

Work is wrapping up on landscaping in the medians and roundabout area. Slow down and use caution; be alert to workers in or near the roadway over the next week addressing final roadway items related to the pavement and irrigation for medians, bike lanes and curb/gutter; traffic may be temporarily restricted while crews move in or through the roundabout to address various items.

Related to NM502: Canyon Rim Trail repairs near roundabout (Star Paving)

While not a roadway project, crews will be actively entering and exiting this congested area along NM502 to address a section of the Canyon Rim Trail in need of repairs. The section of Canyon Rim Trail that extends behind Smith’s grocery store to behind the East Rd Fire Station will be closed Monday through Friday while crews from Star Paving repair the trail path.

Canyon Road Conduit/Fiber Installation – Road and Sidewalk Closures (Sons Communications)

Crews continue installing new conduit and fiber through June 30th, which includes closing the sidewalk along Canyon Rd between 4th Street and Nugget. Crews begin each day at 8 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Contact Anita Morales 505.410.2384.

Navajo Rd Conduit/Fiber Installation – Sidewalk Closure and Flagging Operation (Sons Communications)

Crews will begin installing new conduit and fiber on Navajo Rd between San Juan and El Nido through June 30. Work will begin each day at 8 a.m. and end by 6 p.m. Expect sidewalk closures in this area and intermittent flagging operations as needed. Contact Anita Morales 505.410.2384.

Los Pueblos Conduit/Fiber Installation – Sidewalk Closure and Flagging Operation (Sons Communications)

Sons Communications will be installing new conduit and fiber on Los Pueblos between 90 San Juan to 580 Los Pueblos through June 30. Work will begin each day at 8:00 a.m. and end by 6 p.m. Expect sidewalk closures and intermittent flagging operations as needed. Contact Anita Morales 505.410.2384.

1505 15th Street Conduit/Fiber Installation-Sidewalk Closure, Lane Diversion and Flagging operation (High 5 networks)

High 5 Networks crews will be closing sidewalks on East and West side of the street on 15th Street between Nectar St and Oakwood Loop. They will also be diverting Southbound traffic to the median through the construction zone. Work will begin Tuesday and be completed by June 28. Work will start each day at 9 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. Pedestrian traffic will be diverted at the south side of the Nectar and 15th Street intersection to Oakwood Loop. No off-street parking in this location will be allowed during this project. Contact Edgar Mendez 505.804.1415.

R and M Construction – 1010 Central Avenue, Sidewalk Closure

Sidewalk access on the north side of Central Avenue from 1000 Central Ave. to the entrance to the Bradbury Museum complex is closed to pedestrian traffic through June 30. Pedestrian traffic is detoured to the south side of Central Avenue at Knecht Street and then detoured at the intersection of Central Avenue and 15th to the north side of Central Avenue. Contact: Robert Sanchez 505.927.2027.

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 email each week – just visit the “Subscribe to Newsletters” link on the home page and click on “The Cone Zone” subscribe box.

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