Public Open House for N.M. 502–Trinity Drive Transportation Improvement Project

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FHA-NMDOT News:

Public Open House

The Federal Highway Administration and New Mexico Department of Transportation announce an open house on the N.M. 502–Trinity Drive Transportation Improvement Project.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20

Time: 5-8 p.m. Open House

Location: Council Chambers, Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St.

Project Summary: During the past decade, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has developed and evaluated several alternatives to reconstruct Trinity Drive (NM 502) from Knecht Street (Beginning of Project or BOP) to Tewa Loop (End of Project or EOP.)

Based on comments from the Los Alamos community and additional review of traffic conditions, NMDOT has developed a revised proposed alternative. Trinity Drive would be converted to two eastbound lanes along the entire corridor and two westbound lanes from Knecht Street to west of D.P. Road and from Central Avenue to Tewa Loop.

One westbound lane is proposed from west of D.P. Road to Central Avenue. A roundabout is proposed at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Central Avenue. Sidewalks would be constructed in areas that do not have sidewalks and areas where existing sidewalks do not meet current standards.

Two pedestrians crossings will be established across Trinity Drive. A storm drain would be installed from D.P. Road to Canyon Road. Additional project details will be presented at the open house.

Open House Purpose: To discuss the revised proposed alternative for N.M. 502 – Trinity Drive and receive comments from the public. NMDOT project team representatives will be present to discuss the project. The public is encouraged to ask questions and provide comments. Comments will also be received on bicycle, pedestrian, and equestrian issues as well as natural resources and cultural resources.

ADA: To request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-related accommodations for an open house, contact Eric Johnson at (505) 898-8848 at least two days before the meeting.

Comments: Written comments will be accepted at the open house, or they may be mailed or faxed to Eric Johnson, Marron and Associates, 7511 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, phone (505) 898-8848, e-mail eric@marroninc.com, or fax (505) 897-7847.

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