Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 8

Non-County Projects of Significance:

Smith’s Marketplace: Contractor Utility Work on Trinity between Knecht and DP Road:

The south eastbound lane on Trinity Drive will be closed between Knecht and DP Road starting Monday, Sept. 9. Expect congestion and plan for delays, especially during the evening commute. Alternate routes are recommended. This work will continue through November 2013.

Smith’s Marketplace: Truck Traffic on NM502 and Trinity Drive Near MariMac

Construction continues through May 2014 at the Marketplace work site south of MariMac Plaza, which means motorists using Main Hill Road (N.M. 502) and Trinity Drive near the Marketplace work site can expect to continue to see significant truck traffic. Expect delays and allow extra time if using this route, or seek alternate routes.

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 is paved, collar adjustments are continuing this week.

Rim Road will be open this weekend, expect completion of paving early next week. During the final paving operations, expect lane closures with flagging operations.

15th Street will continue with daytime flagging operations with two way traffic evenings and weekends when they are not working. Contractor will be paving the remaining section of Canyon Road at 15th early next week, during paving operations expect lane closures with flagging operations on Canyon Road and at the 15th Street intersection. After the bottom asphalt mat is placed on Canyon, paving operations will begin on the north end of 15th Street working towards Central. Expect heavy truck traffic and congestion with lane closures and flagging operations.

Due to uncovering a shallow Century Link communication line, the concrete work scheduled for this past week has been delayed. New dates are provided below.

North Sage at 15th Street remains closed through Tuesday, Sept. 10 to allow fresh concrete to cure. Please use alternate routes.

North Oakwood Loop at 15th remains closed through Tuesday, Sept. 10 to allow fresh concrete to cure. Please use alternate routes.

Nectar at 15th Street is closed for the installation of concrete pavement on the east end of Nectar adjacent to 15th Street. The work zone encompasses the easternmost 75 feet of Nectar. This intersection will reopen no later than Friday, September 20. All other access points to and driveways on Nectar remain open.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 South Sage at 15th will be closed for the installation of a concrete valley gutter. This intersection will reopen Tuesday, Sept.17. During the closure, please use alternate routes.

Also on Tuesday, Sept. 10, South Oakwood Loop at 15th will be closed for the installation of a concrete valley gutter. This intersection will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 17. During the closure please use North Oakwood Loop.

Verde Ridge and Arroyo Lane are paved, contractor will be finishing up concrete work, manhole collar adjustments, and minor clean up this week.

Western Area Phase 1:

43rd Street north of Trinity and 44th Street north of Trinity remains closed to through traffic. Work continues on final road grade preparation on 43rd Street north with potential paving on Saturday, Sept. 7, continuing into Monday. On 44th Street, curb removal will continue followed by concrete form work.

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 active work zones. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with possible weekend work if necessary.

Concrete Work on White Rock Streets:

Continuation of manhole and valve collars adjustments in the roadway of the recently repaved streets was delayed. This work will continue this week on Joya Loop, Isleta, Kayenta, Mimbres (both sides), Sierra Vista, Cañada Circle, Balboa, and Alhambra. Work will consist of excavation around the manholes and valve covers followed by placement of new concrete collars. Expect the work area to be coned off. Please use caution when maneuvering around the work area. Work on these streets, including the required concrete cure time, will take approximately seven days.

Cañada del Buey Multi-Use Trail Improvements:

The contractor has completed paving; expect continued minor work throughout the project area.

Canyon Glen Bridge Safety Attenuators:

Expect concrete work to continue in the vicinity of the recently installed attenuators. Vehicular traffic is not impacted; however, pedestrians are asked to use the provided pedestrian pathway until the new sidewalk is opened.

Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Projects

For more information about the project listed below, please e-mail, call 311 or 662-8333, or visit the “Projects” link at

Gas Line Work Near Fire Station #6 on East Road:

On East Road in the vicinity of 457 East Road (Fire Station #6) DPU Contractor continues work behind shoulder traffic control and concrete barriers on both sides of the road. Directional boring across East Rd for two gas lines will upgrade and improve safety of the East Park Gas Regulator Station.

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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