County Utility Work On Quartz Begins Monday June 10


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities electric crews will resume the Quartz Street project to replace electric lines and improve the neighborhood’s electric reliability beginning Monday, June 10 and continuing through mid-August.

The project was placed on hold over the winter season.

Through traffic along Quartz will be restricted during the work day with traffic detoured to Rim Road. Full access to Quartz will be restored by late afternoon as crews wrap up.

Crews will work in small sections in the roadway to excavate, install conduit and then backfill the open trench. Working on the north side of Quartz at Canyon Road, the construction zone will move east and then move north on 6th Street, stopping at Rim Road. Work will then transistion to the south side of Quartz at 6th Street and finish up at 4th Street.

Construction is scheduled 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking on Quartz is prohibited during the construction hours. DPU officials indicate that ingress and egress to driveways will be maintained as much as possible. If access to a driveway is to be restricted, crews will coordinate with the appropriate homeowner ahead of time.

Direct questions or concerns to the DPU through the Customer Care Center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333 or