After an underground electric line failed June 14, affecting properties on the south side of Loma Vista, line crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) restored power through a temporary repair.
Permanent repairs will begin Wednesday, June 20, under contract with Paul Parker Construction and continue through the end of the month.
Crews will trench on the south side of Loma Vista between Los Arboles and crossing the north and southbound lanes of Oppenheimer to replace the damaged conduit and cable. Construction will occur 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The road will remain open; however, traffic will be restricted to one lane around the construction zone as it moves along Loma Vista and then across Oppenheimer.
Driveway ingress and egress will be maintained for residents. Street parking will be prohibited on Loma Vista during construction hours. After construction is completed, a brief power outage will be scheduled to tie the new cable into the existing electric distribution system.
Officials with the DPU appreciate the patience and consideration of its customers as this emergency work proceeds. Questions or concerns may be directed to the DPU through the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and of course, the public is welcome. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 | www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/UTILITIES.