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NMDOT: Cinco de Mayo Super Blitz Begins Monday

on April 28, 2019 - 11:53am

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) reports there were 125 alcohol-involved crash fatalities in New Mexico last year.

“New Mexico is making progress to stop drunk driving, but everyone has to take it seriously. One death on our roadways is one too many,” NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Mike Sandoval said. “We’re better than that. We have a responsibility to change the destructive behaviors generation after generation of New Mexican’s continue to repeat. Driving drunk is never acceptable.”

New Mexico passed its first drunk driving law in 1913, but by 1982, there were

NCRTD Joins Forces With Transit Systems Nationwide

on April 28, 2019 - 10:19am
Town of Taos Mayor and NCRTD Chair Daniel Barrone drives the RTD 340 Chile Line Red route through Taos greeting and surprising riders on the Blue Bus. Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
NCRTD News:
 
Today the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has joined with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in Get on Board for Public Transit Day.
 
To help celebrate, Town of Taos Mayor and NCRTD Chair Daniel Barrone got behind the wheel and drove the RTD 340 Chile Line Red route through Taos greeting and surprising riders on the Blue Bus.
 
“We want to

U.S. 84/285 Buffalo Thunder Pavement Preservation Remedial Work Weekend Lane Closures April 27-28

on April 27, 2019 - 8:24am
NMDOT News:
 
New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues pavement preservation remedial work on U.S. 84/285 from milepost 178.00 (Buffalo Thunder) to 182.00 (CR 109 just north of Nambe.
 
The contractor will be milling the existing asphalt and then follow with a heater scarification overlay process.
 
This Weekend, April 27-28, U.S. 84/285 northbound and southbound lanes will have various lane closures and will be reduced to one lane. Motorists can expect delays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is an 11’ width restriction.

 

Cutler Repaving, Inc.

Scene Of Vehicle Accident On Main Hill Road

on April 26, 2019 - 10:58am

Scene of a vehicle accident at 8 a.m. today on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Arianna Maldonado

Scene of a vehicle accident today on the Main Hill Road. The wrecked vehicle is moved out of the way at about at 8:40 a.m. and traffic is flowing smoothly. Photo by Arianna Maldonado

Cone Zone: Week Of April 29

on April 26, 2019 - 10:03am

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Tsikumu Village - Road Improvements:

Albuquerque Asphalt began milling operations last week and will be milling on Saturday, April 27. Paving operations are underway throughout the village, with work estimated to be finished no later than Saturday, May 4, weather permitting. The remaining milling work will be completed Wednesday through Friday. To clear the streets for this work, residents are asked to please remove all vehicles from their street during work activities 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Road Work In White Rock To Begin Monday

on April 24, 2019 - 12:11pm

An overhead view of the construction area along 11 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Beginning Monday, April 29, contractor Cable Com will begin a construction project along 11 Sherwood Blvd. from N.M. 4 in front of the White Rock Branch Library.

The work is estimated to be completed May 3. The work includes an open cut trench and will require asphalt cut and replacement. The project also may involve concrete cut and replacement.

As a result, this section of road will be closed to traffic. Traffic will be re-routed to Bonnie View Drive and Longview Drive.

Courtesy

Trinity/Diamond Eastbound Pothole Repair April 25-26

on April 23, 2019 - 7:20pm

County crews will be potholing on Trinity Drive next to Los Alamos Medical Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. April 25, weather permitting. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

Weather permitting, Public Works Traffic and Streets Division will be potholing on Trinity Drive next to Los Alamos Medical Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. April 25. It is expected to take approximately one hour to complete the project.

The left turn lane (eastbound turn lane) on Diamond Drive that takes drivers on to Trinity Drive next to LAMC will be closed for one hour at 9:30 a.m.

Traffic Alert: Multiple Vehicle Crash Bottom Of Main Hill

on April 23, 2019 - 5:44pm

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos Police report a multiple vehicle crash near the twin tanks at the bottom of the Main Hill Road.

Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene along with medical response vehicles.

With only one lane open, traffic is backed up on the Main Hill Road as well as all the way to Pajarito on N.M. 4.

Police report that clearing the scene is going to take awhile and encourage motorists to avoid the area if at all possible.

Date Pending For Full Closure Of East Jemez Road

on April 23, 2019 - 9:26am

NNSA News:

Dates are pending for a weekend closure of East Jemez Road near the entrance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Plans were to begin construction Friday, April 26. The new start date will be announced prior to construction.

The lane closures are necessary to allow workers to replace a main water line, which requires open trenching across East Jemez Road, between the Omega Bridge and LANL entrance.

Construction activities will include cutting of the roadway, excavation of trench, placement of the waterline pipe steel casings, welding of casings, followed by backfill and

Traffic Alert: Crash On NM 502 ... Two Lanes Closed

on April 22, 2019 - 9:57pm

Traffic Alert:

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office issued an alert at about 7 p.m. today that a motor vehicle crash has occurred on N.M. 502 near Totavi gas station.

Two lanes have been closed and motorists should expect delays in this area.

Debris removal is underway. Use caution driving in area.

U.S. 84/285 Buffalo Thunder Pavement Preservation Remedial Work Southbound Lane Closures April 23

on April 22, 2019 - 9:34pm
NMDOT News:
 
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin pavement preservation remedial work on U.S. 84/285 at milepost 178.00 (Buffalo Thunder) to 182.00 (CR 109 just north of Nambe).  
 
The contractor will be milling the existing asphalt and then follow with a heater scarification overlay process.
 
Starting Tuesday April 23 – U.S. 84/285 southbound lanes will have various lane closures and will be reduced to one lane. Motorists can expect delays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is an 11’ width restriction.
 
This project is scheduled to be

DOE: Full Closure Of East Jemez Starts April 26

on April 19, 2019 - 11:12am
Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
East Jemez Road lane closures near the entrance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will begin Friday, April 26, and continue through the weekend. Drivers will be unable to get to Los Alamos via the truck route and should use the NM502/Main Hill Road instead.
 
The lane closures are necessary to allow workers to replace the main water line, which requires open trenching across East Jemez Road, between Omega Bridge and the LANL entrance.
 
As shown in Figure 1, one lane of traffic will be available each way on the westbound side of

The Cone Zone: Week Of April 22

on April 19, 2019 - 9:48am

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Pothole Patching on Diamond Drive at Trinity/Canyon/Diamond intersections

Weather permitting, Traffic and Streets Division crews will continue to patch potholes Thursday on Diamond Drive. Work will focus on the Diamond southbound lane at the intersection with Trinity and requires a short detour to accomplish the work. From 10-11 a.m. Thursday, the left turn lane (east bound turn lane) on Diamond Drive that permits southbound vehicles to turn left onto Trinity will be closed for pothole repairs.

Senators Urge Amtrak To Continue Support For Routes Connecting Rural Communities In NM, Across U.S.

on April 16, 2019 - 3:26pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Jerry Moran (R-Kans.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Joe Manchin (D-W. VA.), Dick Durbin (D- Ill.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) are calling on Amtrak to continue service to rural communities in New Mexico and across the U.S. by investing in long-distance and state-supported routes.
 
“We are writing in strong support of Amtrak’s national network, including the long-distance and state-supported

ACT Joins National Get On Board Day April 25

on April 15, 2019 - 6:29pm

Atomic City Transit Bus. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Atomic City Transit (ACT) announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide Thursday, April 25 to participate in National Get On Board Day. 

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019 National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities. 

Each weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation.

Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local

RTD Adds Bus To 150 Chimayo Route On Good Friday

on April 14, 2019 - 7:01am
RTD News:
 
In addition to its regular 150 Chimayo Route, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD “Blue Bus”) will be adding an additional bus along its Española to Chimayo route to accommodate people making the annual pilgrimage on Good Friday, April 19t o El Santuario de Chimayo.
 
Two ADA accessible buses will run on a continuous loop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (the first bus begins at 8 a.m. and the second at 9 a.m.) departing from the Española Transit Center on Paseo de Oñate across from Cook’s Hardware.
 
The route then traverses N.M.

Cone Zone: Week Of April 15

on April 13, 2019 - 8:31am

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Pothole Patching on Diamond Drive at Trinity/Canyon/Diamond intersections

Weather permitting, Traffic and Streets Division crews will continue to patch potholes Monday and Tuesday on Diamond Drive. Work will focus on the Diamond Drive southbound lane between Trinity Drive and Canyon Road (in front of the Lemon Lot) during non-peak commuter hours. Because of the confined roadway, work will require temporary turning lane closures using flagging operations to provide safe passage and turning movements through these intersections.

NMDOT Prepares For El Santuario De Chimayo Walk

on April 9, 2019 - 8:26am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations on US 84/285 from mile marker 165.2 (Alamo Drive North of Santa Fe) to mile marker 189.1 (Stanley Griego Bridge in Espanola).
 
The sweeping operations kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.
 
Starting Monday, April 8 motorists can expect minor delays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the day and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the night.

Los Alamos High School Graduate Alisha Lindsey Named National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

on April 7, 2019 - 10:25am

LAHS graduate Alisha Lindsey at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. has been named a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. She is the daughter of Andre and Cherie Trottier of Los Alamos. Photo by JT Hardin

National Geographic Society News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Alamos High School 1997 graduate Alisha Lindsey has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of her commitment to geographic education.

Lindsey is the daughter of Andre and Cherie Trottier of Los Alamos. She teaches seventh- and

Scenes From Water Line Replacement On Rover

on April 7, 2019 - 9:07am
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews working in the cone zone Saturday replacing a section of a 2-inch water line pipe that has corroded on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane in White Rock. ‘We are putting in a new line and doing it in such a way as to not block off the entire street,’ Estevan Garcia said. Photo by Tammy Jimines

County workers Peter Madrid and Estevan Garcia on the job. Photo by Tammy Jimines

County workers Estevan Garcia and Antonio Peña. Photo by Tammy Jimines

DPU crew members Estevan Garcia, Antonio Peña and Peter Madrid. Photo by Tammy Jimines

DPU

Discover Aha Moments In Los Alamos ... Gateway To Three National Parks

on April 6, 2019 - 1:40pm
COUNTY News:
 
As home to a national laboratory for 75-plus years, Los Alamos is known as the place where discoveries are made—both inside the lab and in the mountains, forests and mesas that surround it.
 
The gateway to three National Parks, Los Alamos is the ideal spring destination for those looking to celebrate the great outdoors during National Parks Week, which runs April 20–28.
 
“As a hub for outdoor adventurers seeking ‘aha moments,’ Los Alamos is steeped in history and full of opportunities to get back to nature and explore,” County Marketing Manager said Kelly Stewart.

‘Drive Like You Work Here’ National Work Zone Awareness Week April 8-12

on April 4, 2019 - 12:15pm

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

Work zone fatalities have gone up. As spring construction season begins, the New Mexico Department of Transportation reminds drivers, slow down, pay attention and pack your patience.

We’re all trying to get somewhere and the smoother the ride, the better. NMDOT’s mission is to provide safe and efficient transportation systems for all travelers. To accomplish that, construction is necessary. 

Sadly, each year crashes, injuries and fatalities occur because drivers don’t use proper construction zone etiquette.

Motorists may not realize, they are more at risk of

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Rover Saturday April 6

on April 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Traffic Alert:

Weather permitting, water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will replace a section of water line on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane.

Work is scheduled for one day only beginning at 8 a.m. and wrapping up by 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Traffic control devices will be erected on the east side of the road and will block the south driveway for Del Norte Credit Union. The north driveway will remain open for ingress and egress to the credit union. Northbound traffic on Rover Rover Boulevard will be shifted to the center lane around the

Heinrich Introduces Legislation To Extend Electric Vehicles Tax Credit

on April 4, 2019 - 8:43am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced the Electric Cars Act of 2019, bicameral legislation to fully extend the electric vehicle tax credit for 10 years, and help deploy critical alternative fuel charging infrastructure.
 
"At a time when electric cars are making advances in scale of production and becoming more competitive in the marketplace, we need to continue encouraging the progress we've seen--not take our foot off the pedal," Heinrich said.

Scenes From LAMS Annual Washington, D.C. Trip

on April 3, 2019 - 7:11am
Los Alamos Middle School 8th graders in front of the Capitol Building during this year’s annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C. Sign up is underway for next year’s LAMS 8th grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. A $49 deposit is required to secure a reservation on this educational trip to the Nation’s Capital. Reservations can be made at www.worldstrides.org using trip I D# 173688 or by calling 1.800.468.5899. See Facebook, LAMS Washington DC Trip to see pictures of this year’s and previous year’s trips. Call Roberta Cocking at 505.670.0679 with questions. Courtesy photo
 
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