Cone Zone: Week Of June 27


Road Construction Update:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at 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.

To attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 for meeting information.

Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment. For safety reasons, we ask your help in keeping 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 is closed to pedestrians. Clearing and excavating south of DP Road continues. No traffic delays on NM 502 or DP Road are anticipated.

Knecht Street Improvements Project

Work continues on Knecht Street. The contractor will be working on curb & gutter and sidewalk at the southwest corner of Knecht and Trinity Drive. On Monday, motorists will encounter an eastbound right lane closure on Trinity Drive as they approach Knecht Street. Right turns will be allowed onto Knecht. All businesses are open and accessible, follow detour as posted.

Western Area Phase 4

Construction continues on 40th Street south to the UNM-LA parking lot. 40th Street is closed to through traffic and on-street parking is restricted. The UNM-LA parking lot at the end of 40th Street is closed. Use University Drive to access the parking lot on the southwest corner of the UNM-LA campus. Sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours will be in place during the time of construction.

Construction continues on 39th Street and Ridgeway Drive. Contractor continues with utility work. Residents should follow traffic detour onto Orange Street.

Residents are to remove all vehicles on the roadway or find alternate parking during work hours.

Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained. 

Utilities Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail or call 505.662.8333.

Longview Drive – New Waterline Installation

The Department of Public Utilities’ contractor is finishing up the installation of a new waterline on Longview Drive, between Village Place and the east side of Rover Boulevard in White Rock. The goal is to improve fire suppression capability for the area. Crews are out of the roadway and working on the east side of Rover Boulevard at the “T” intersection of Longview and Rover. There should be no impact on traffic. 

Other Resources:

Construction updates are posted at 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!