Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 21

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has released the following update on area road projects for the week of Sept. 21:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. 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.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Paving operations will begin on Monday, Sept. 21 on 43rd Street (north). Residents are asked to park vehicles in their driveways during paving hours.

Work hours will begin 8:00 a.m. Residents can expect flagging operations. Crew members will be available to escort residents through the work zone if emergencies arise.

20th Street/Fuller Lodge Improvements:

The north bound lane will remain closed through Wednesday, September 23. On Thursday, September 24 the contractor will change the traffic control to allow for paving on the south bound lane. Motorists will use the north bound lane. Signs will be in place to help guide motorists through the detour. To access local businesses please follow detour signs.

On Friday, September 25 the contractor plans to close 20th Street north of the Deacon Street intersection to the parking lot across from the Teen Center. This will allow for the contractor to construct new concrete pedestrian crosswalks.

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained.

Ice Rink Parking Improvements:

Motorists might experience delays as the new parking area is constructed please allow extra time while driving through this segment under construction. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Sherwood Blvd. /La Vista Drive:

Drivers will be traveling on prepared base course and not asphalt as demolition will begin on the east side and construction finishing up on the east side. Southbound traffic only on Sherwood. Northbound traffic closed at Aztec. West side of Sherwood will be paved by Tuesday, September 22. Large equipment and truck will be continuous throughout the project.

Los Alamos County Public Works Department and the contractor RMCI Inc. announced that the planned detour on Sherwood Blvd. will go into effect as early as tomorrow morning after peak hours. The northbound lane will be closed at Aztec.

The detour will direct motorists traveling northbound on Sherwood Blvd. The southbound lane will remain open.

Signs will be in place to help guide motorists through the detour. To access local businesses please follow detour signs. The detour will remain in place until paving is completed.

Motorists might experience delays and should allow extra time while driving through this segment under construction. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Barranca Mesa:

Crews will complete paving operations on Monday, September 21. Questions or comments may be directed to the Traffic & Streets Division at (505) 662-8113.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail dpu@lacnm.us, call 662-8333, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. 

North Community Non-potable Water Improvement Project
Arizona Avenue:

Crews will be trenching and placing pipe on Arizona Avenue between 36th St and Pajarito School on Arizona to expand and improve storage of the non-potable water by connecting it to the Group 12 tank.  In addition, the new construction trench will see new paving operations.  To avoid the inconvenience of an open trench for the entire length of the street, work is occurring in a rolling construction zone moving east and delineated by traffic control devices and a flagging operation. Some traffic delays may be expected.  Utility services will not be interrupted. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.  

North Mesa Non-potable Water Improvement Project
North Mesa Road:

Flagging operation on North Mesa Road east of Hawk Drive as crews haul rock and debris.  In support of the non-potable water system improvement project, crews are converting a North Mesa ball field pump station and installing pipe to the middle school tank near Loma Linda neighborhood.   Some traffic delays are expected.   

Barranca Mesa on Los Pueblos – Replacing new pressure relief vault:

Crews are completing work and testing lines. Road traffic restrictions will remain through the week while crews finalize the job within right-of-way. 

Timber Ridge – Replace Sewer Lift Station

The Contractor is installing vaults at the bottom of the large excavation. Traffic control devices remain in place. All measures have been taken so that no interruptions in utility services to Timber Ridge customers will occur as part of this project.    

Sixth Street – Sanitary Sewer Replacement
DPU’s contractor is finishing up this project. Temporary traffic control devices are in place to make this operation safe for the public and workers alike. Parking impacts for business patrons will be minimized.   

Karen Circle (White Rock) – Lift Station Replacement

Traffic control devices are erected around the project footprint in front of 13 and 14 Karen Circle. Minimal traffic impacts. 

Other Resources:

Construction updates are posted at www.losalamosnm.us 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.

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