Oversized Load To Impact Truck Route Friday

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COUNTY News:

  • Delivery Scheduled for 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, March 2 

Two commercial semi-trucks will be delivering an oversized load to an area west of the Eco Station at 3701 East Jemez Road., according to officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

Delivery of the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) is scheduled for some time between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., after the morning commute Friday, March 2. Traffic on East Jemez Road, also known as the Truck Route, will be impacted for approximately 20 minutes to allow the west traveling semi-trucks to cross traffic to enter the area behind the Eco Station.

Early Friday morning, the two semi-trucks will wait at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) inspection station on East Jemez Road, west of N.M. 4. To minimize traffic impacts, a flagging operation will be set up on the Truck Route only after the morning rush-hour. Flaggers will be stationed and traffic control devices will be placed east of the Eco Station through the turn off to the LANL guard station entrance.

DPU estimates that it will take approximately 20 minutes for the semi-trucks to leave the inspection station, travel west on East Jemez Road, and cross east-bound traffic lanes to deliver the LASS on a prepared pad, behind the Eco Station. Once delivered, all traffic control devices will be removed and traffic returned to normal.

This project supports the DPU’s 2014 Electric Reliability Plan. The LASS will provide a second substation utility source to the Los Alamos townsite to improve reliability and provide additional power capacity. DPU anticipates that the LASS will be operational by mid-summer.

For more information please contact DPU at 505.662.8333 or send an email to CustomerCare@lacnm.us.

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