Cone Zone: Week Of May 23, 2022


Public Works Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.

For more information, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Sherwood Blvd and Aztec Ave 

Residents on Sherwood Blvd will be required to enter and exit Sherwood Boulevard via Grand Canyon Drive. This closure is necessary to facilitate installation of new storm drainpipe and valley gutter across Aztec Avenue. 

Traffic devices and detour signs are in place to help motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians navigate around the work zone.  

Vehicular access is limited to those who reside in the immediate work area and mail delivery, emergency services, trash, and recycling collection. For safety of the traveling public, residents are asked not to or remove or relocate traffic control devices, signs, and barricades. Area residents who may have special access needs are asked to contact the Public Works Department.

Closure of Sherwood from Grand Canyon to Aztec for this first phase of work is scheduled through the end of June, while closure for the next phase of roadwork from Piedra Loop to Grand Canyon is scheduled for August 2022.  

Bixby Electric is working along Sherwood Boulevard installing a new conduit for streetlights for Sherwood Boulevard. Work schedules are subject to change pending weather conditions and any material shipping delays. Work Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Cumbres del Norte

Cumbres del Norte project will begin Wednesday, May 25 and will have the removal operations of Curb & Gutter, Side Walks and Drive pad from the intersection of Camino Redondo and San Ildefonso heading south for approximately 1000 feet. Expect contractor personnel and equipment within the area mentioned. 

Traffic & Streets Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Traffic & Streets Division staff.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Call Daniel Blea, Acting Traffic and Streets Manager for concerns, 505.663.8206. 

Countywide Striping 

Crews will continue striping roads in White Rock and Los Alamos. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic are urged to maintain a safe distance from the striping equipment to prevent getting their property from sprayed with paint.

Crosswalk Striping on Monte Rey South & North, Piedra Loop and Karen Circle

Crews will be painting crosswalks on Monte Rey South and North, Piedra Loop, and Karen Circle starting 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 until finished. Please watch for crews who will be utilizing a flagging operation at each location.

Sidewalk repairs on Navajo Road from San Juan Street to Los Pueblos on Barranca Mesa

Streets crews will be replacing sidewalks along Navajo Road from San Juan Street to Los Pueblos Street on Barranca Mesa beginning May 23 through May 27. Work will commence daily at 8 a.m. and finish by 4 p.m. Crews will close sections of sidewalk intermittently as needed with detour signs. Pedestrians are urged to follow all directional traffic signs.  

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 slowdown in work zones. 

Transportation of Modular Home on Diamond Drive

JR Theroux MH Services, Inc. will be transporting two halves of a modular home to Sioux Street along the following route: From the Omega Bridge to Diamond Drive and left on Trinity Drive to 48th Street, to Sandia Drive and back on Diamond Drive, then right on San Ildefonso Road and left on Sioux.

They will follow this route with both halves of the modular home on the following dates & times:

  • 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, the first half will travel the above-mentioned route and at 7 p.m. they will take the frame on the same route in reverse to get it off the hill to Albuquerque.
  • 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 the second half will travel the above-mentioned route and again at 7 p.m., they will take the frame on the same route in reverse to get it off the hill to Albuquerque.

The units will be oversized, and the transport company will have its own escorts along with Los Alamos Police Department escorts.

Direct questions about these transports to JR Theroux Mobile Home Services at 505.281.4847.

LANL: Pecos Parking Garage at TA-50

Starting Wednesday night, May 18, half of the lower level of the Pecos Parking Garage will be blocked off for electrical work. Look for signs and barrels to direct you.

The other half of the garage’s lower level will be blocked Friday, May 20. Crews hope to complete the work by Friday afternoon. Please be patient as the work may need to continue into Monday, May 23.

LANL: Diamond Drive

5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, Diamond Dr. will be closed from Embudo Road to Eniwetok Drive. Crews will mill and pave the final portion of Diamond that was removed to install the pedestrian tunnel. Weather permitting, Diamond should be open at the end of May. The tunnel is expected to open by the end of June.

LANL: East Jemez Road and NM 4

7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, stop signs will be posted at the intersection of East Jemez and New Mexico State Road 4 (NM 4). Treat this intersection as a three-way stop while traffic signals aren’t operating. The planned power outage will allow crews to perform electrical work.

Construction updates are posted on the County website each Friday explaining traffic control to be expected for the following week – click on the Road Construction Quick Link – or click here:

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