Cone Zone: Week of June 3


Road Construction Update: Week of June 3

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call

662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at 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. This does not impact current school bus stops.

Canyon Road between 15th and Rim Road remains closed with a “rolling” closure; 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.

Mesa Public Library Safety Improvements:

Construction continues at the Mesa Public Library. The roadway in front of the library remains closed between the two library parking lots. Due to the condition of the paving in the closed section of the road, paving this section has been added to the project. Paving may begin as early as next week and should be completed within two days. Handicapped parking access remains at the Senior Center and is accessible from Bathtub Row. Pedestrians are urged to use the provided pedestrian pathways and to watch for construction activity, especially when the paving operation begins.

Cañada del Buey Multi-Use Trail Improvements:

The contractor continues shoulder work at the corner of Bonnie View and Longview.

Western Area Phase 1:

41st and 42nd Streets north of Trinity remain closed to through traffic to allow for milling and trenching. 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, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with possible weekend work if necessary.

White Rock Concrete Replacement:

Sections of concrete curb and gutter will be replaced on Futura, Le Jano, Joya on both sides of Meadow Lane, and Kayenta beginning on Monday, June 3. 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.

School Moving Modular Building on Thursday, June 6:

The first of four large modular buildings destined for Aspen Elementary School will be moved on Thursday, June 6 between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The modular will travel up the truck route, to Diamond, right onto 38th, and then left on Villa. Due to the size of the modular, all on-street parking on 38th and Villa should be moved to off-street parking during this time frame. Motorists traveling these streets during this time frame should plan for and expect potentially significant delays.

NMDOT Work on Trinity:

NMDOT continues working on the repair of a small sink hole in the eastbound right lane, and replacing adjacent curb and gutter and sidewalk on the south side of Trinity Drive across from Ashley Pond.

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!


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