Cone Zone: Week of May 20

Los Alamos County Road Construction Update

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, 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: Canyon Road remains closed with a “rolling”closure between Rim Road and 15th Street; the closure shifts closer to 15th Street as work on the sewer line progresses.

Resident Pedestrian Access: Beginning on Monday, the Contractor will run a van to carry pedestrians both directions through the construction: the route is from 9th/Canyon to 15th/Canyon, and includes loops Nugget/Opal and Pinon. Designated van stops are at Pine and Canyon as well as Quartz and 6th Street. Residents on Nugget/Opal& Pinon should wait in front of their residence for pick up. At the end of each day, pedestrians will be given a smooth, designated walking surface for the evening, as well as through the weekend. All other (non-resident) pedestrian traffic should seek alternate routes.

Vehicle Access: 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.

Construction of sewer line/manhole work will require a closure at North Sage Loop on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Residents are asked to use South Sage.

Mesa Public Library Safety Improvements:

Construction continues at the Mesa Public Library. The roadway in front of the library is closed between the two library parking lots. Handicapped parking access has been moved to the Senior Center next week to allow the contractor to begin work on the north side of the work area. Handicapped parking at the Senior Center is accessible from Bathtub Row. Pedestrians are urged to use the provided pedestrian pathways and to watch for construction activity.

Cañada del Buey Multi-Use Trail Improvements:

The contractor will continue to trim and remove trees that block the construction of the pathway. Primary work will be at the intersection of Bonnie View and Longview.

Upcoming Construction: Western Area Phase 1

RMCI, Inc. will start construction on after the Memorial Day holiday, Tuesday, May 28. Crews will begin trenching 41st and 42ndStreets, north of Trinity Drive. Motorists can expect flagging operations and minimal delays. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained.

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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