Major Portion Of NM 4 / NM 502 Road Construction Wrapping Up, Paint Crews Plan Finishing Touches


Road construction of N.M. 502 eastbound is just about complete, ending lane closures on the eastbound side for the duration of the road reconstruction project.

Crews will be adding a second layer of striping along eastbound N.M. 502 one day this week, and one day next week, during off-peak traffic hours.

On the westbound side, crews have completed the lower full-depth reconstruction and are at the mill and fill stage of the project. There will be alternating lane closures on the west side, but commuters will have two lanes open for the morning drive to Los Alamos. Work on the westbound lanes, other than striping, is schedule to finish by the end of next week, weather permitting.

Additionally, improvements to the hairpin turn from N.M. 4 to N.M. 502 west finished over the weekend.

Officials are reminding drivers to remain patient as the project winds down. Crews will work through the third week of September painting stripes and other traffic markings on N.M. 4, N.M. 502 east and west, and East Jemez Road. Striping will take place between peak commuting hours.

Drivers should watch for the shadow car following the striping truck and, for the safety of the work crews and the public, continue to heed reduced speed limits on roadways through final completion of the project.

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