Cone Zone: Week of Oct. 6


Road Construction: Week of Oct. 6

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note that the below information is based on schedule information provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:

The contractor has closed Oppenheimer north of Central (library driveway), resulting in the west library parking lot being closed. Please access the east library parking lot from Bathtub Row or park behind the Senior Center off Rose Street.

Central west of Bathtub Row to Rose Street will be closed. Detour signs are posted, use Canyon via 15th Street to access Central.  The contractor will maintain eastbound access to the Real Deal Theater. The after school Atomic City Transit Express Routes will drop passengers off at the bus stop just west of the Post Office; parents are urged to remind their children who ride the Express Route to use extreme caution as they cross Bathtub Row.

Please Note: On Thursdays when the Farmers Market is in the east library parking lot, there will be no on-site parking for both the library and Farmers Market. Please use alternate parking such as behind the Senior Center off Rose Street, at the Judicial Complex, or at the 20th and Trinity parking lot. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. This closure will last approximately three weeks; however, any weather delays may impact the schedule.

Please stay out of the established work zones. Cutting across an active work zone is extremely dangerous and pedestrians are advised to use the provided temporary crossings.

Contractor will be moving to a six day work week, Monday through Saturday, with possible Sunday or night work as needed.

Diamond Drive Striping:

Roadway striping and markings will be applied by County crews either the week of Oct. 6 or Oct. 13, depending on weather. The reason for the delay is to allow the slurry seal time to cure so the roadway paint will adhere to the surface.

Western Area Improvements Phase 2:

45th, 46th, and 47th streets off Trinity Drive – expect general punch list work and clean-up prior to a final inspection walk-through.

Concrete work on 46th and 47th streets off Sandia continues. Expect the intersection at 46th Street to be tight as the contractor constructs half the valley gutter at a time. Residents should consider using the 47th Street entrance while the work continues, followed by roadbed preparation.

Sound Wall between Tewa Loop and Airport Road:

Shoulder work continues on the south side of East Drive; please do not park on the south side of East Drive. Construction of the block wall is complete. Installation of landscaping on the north side of the wall will begin upon material delivery.

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.