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Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 14, 2019

on October 11, 2019 - 10:58am


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

North Mesa: Alamo Road - Milling, Pothole Repair

Traffic and Streets crews will be milling and repairing potholes on Alamo Road beginning on Monday. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flagging operations will be in place. 

White Rock: Fog Sealing Friday On Rover, Grand Canyon, Bryce

On Friday, Oct. 18, GM Emulsion will begin fog sealing Rover at SR4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive, then sealing Grand Canyon from N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. They also will work on Bryce Avenue from Rover to Meadow Lane. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and work should be completed same day, weather permitting. Flagging operations will be in place. The contractor will be visiting area residents and businesses during the week to leave information on schedule, coordination and contact information.

Deacon Street Milling And Pothole Repairs

Work continues on Monday for milling and pothole repairs on Deacon Street. Work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Work should be completed Monday, weather permitting.

A flagging operation will be utilized for this project. The parking lot next to El Parasol Restaurant drive-up will be partially closed. The first row of parking next to Deacon Street will be closed for parking so vehicles and customers won't be harmed while the milling operation commences. 

Pedestrians and motorists are urged to slow down, obey all traffic devices and maintain a safe distance from the work zones during the above projects.

Questions? E-mail or call 505.662.8150.

Other road construction projects:

N.M. 502 Roundabout and Road Reconstruction (NMDOT project)

No change from last week's report: N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) eastbound and westbound traffic is shifted to the south side of N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) for the section of roadway between Arroyo Lane and east of Tewa Loop with one lane of travel in each direction. The work is planned to be completed by Friday, Oct. 18, weather permitting. 

Access to Tewa Loop from N.M. 502 remains CLOSED. Motorists should detour at Airport Road to access Tewa Loop. 

Access to businesses and buildings or parks located on the north side of N.M. 502 is being maintained.

The current detours between Knecht St. and Central Ave are the same: Eastbound N.M. 502 traffic detours onto 4th Street and Central Avenue. After a full stop, motorists turn right (east) and travel through the construction zone to continue east bound out of Los Alamos on N.M. 502. Westbound N.M. 502 traffic entering Los Alamos and approaching the roundabout construction zone detours onto Central Avenue then west to Knecht Street then left to return to Trinity Drive. 

Project hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please slow down, use caution and expect delays in this area, especially during peak commute times.

Traffic advisories from NMDOT are available on and motorists are asked to check the site for updates on this project as it proceeds.

TA-21 Clean Up Project - DP Road (N3B project)

No change from last week's report. Clean-up work on the LANL TA-21 Site at the far eastern end of DP Road continues. Large trucks carrying away demolition debris containers will be exiting DP Road at an average of approximately three trucks per day. Motorists are asked to be alert for trucks exiting; use caution when entering or exiting DP Road, as this area is near the N.M. 502 Road Reconstruction project.

Oppenheimer Road Excavation

Marcon Excavating, Inc continues excavating a section of road located near 557 Oppenheimer Dr. with a traffic lane shift in this area. The project timeline has been extended and it is now anticipated to wrap up by October 31. Motorists are urged to drive slowly through this work zone and watch for pedestrians.