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County Transportation Board Meeting Canceled

on March 31, 2019 - 7:47am

News Alert: Water Break On Trinity Drive

on March 29, 2019 - 3:03pm

COUNTY News:

Crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities have responded at about 11:30 a.m. today to a water break on Trinity Drive, west of 20 Street and across from Ashley Pond Park.

Mobilization of traffic control devices and excavation equipment was expected to occur around noon.

East bound traffic will be affected. For the safety of the crews and public, motorists are advised to slow down and obey traffic signs.

It is unknown at this time if water services will need to be temporarily turned off to customers when crews initiate repairs.

News Alert: Another Water Break In White Rock

on March 28, 2019 - 3:40pm

News Alert:

Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are responding today to a another water break in White Rock.

The break is on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane. Crews will be working in the middle of the road dropping the center lane north of Meadow to repair the water distribution line.

Motorists are asked to obey the speed limit and traffic control devices. It was not necessary to shut off water services for customers. They are backfilling and cleaning up the site. Crews estimate that by 5 p.m. they will complerte the work.

Los Alamos has

Repair Work Completed On NM 4 Water Main Break

on March 27, 2019 - 4:57pm

County crews on the job completing repairs to a water main break this afternoon on N.M. 4. The work is done but the cones will remain in place until the soil dries. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon of County crews completing repairs to a water main break on N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Water crews with the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities have finished repairing a water main break on N.M. 4 approximately one mile south of East Jemez Road (Truck Route).

Orange cones remain around the area where the break occurred

Tsikumu Village Improvements Project Begins April 1

on March 27, 2019 - 10:06am

COUNTY News:

Construction activities begin Monday, April 1 on the Tsikumu Village Improvements Project in Los Alamos. Albuquerque Asphalt Inc. will conduct the work.

Proposed improvements include:

  • mill existing asphalt pavement surface;
  • overlay with new asphalt; and
  • concrete valley gutters.

Proposed improvements also include limited concrete replacement (approximately 5 percent) of sidewalks, valley gutters, curb and gutter, fillets, drive pads and ADA curb ramps at designated locations on the following streets:

  • Sioux;
  • Cheyenne;
  • Seminole;
  • Iroquois;
  • Yuma; and
  • Ute.

Residents are asked to move

News Alert: Second Water Break On NM 4

on March 27, 2019 - 10:02am

Map depicting water break location. Courtesy/DPU

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is reporting this morning that another water break has occurred on N.M. 4 approximately 1 mile south of East Jemez Road (Truck Route).

DPU water crews are working in the shoulder on the east side of the road. Traffic traveling north toward N.M. 502 are encouraged to slow down near the construction footprint.

DPU said that water service to the White Rock community will not be impacted.

Crews estimate that repairs will be completed by 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. today.

New Mexico State Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols Across State In April

on March 26, 2019 - 9:13am

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints during the month of April in all counties across the state.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and

Pot Hole Crews On The Job

on March 25, 2019 - 3:48pm

County road crews are on the job today repairing pot holes around town including the area of Trnity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County road crews today repairing pot holes on Trnity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NMDOT Discusses NM 502 Project At Public Meeting

on March 24, 2019 - 9:04am
Members of the public attend the NMDOT meeting on the N.M. 502 roadway reconstruction project Wednesday in Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Souder, Miller & Assoc. and Star Paving Consultant Designer for NMDOT Matthew Nighbert discusses the project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Drivers, get ready.

Fatal Rollover Crash On I-25 In Santa Fe County

on March 22, 2019 - 4:08pm
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE At about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 25 around mile post 277, near Santa Fe.
 
The initial investigation indicated that a Ford Expedition occupied by five individuals was traveling north on Interstate 25 towing a Dodge Pickup on a flatbed trailer.
 
For reasons still under investigation the Expedition appears to have lost control, overcorrected and then rolled.
 
A middle row passenger in the Expedition, Zenaida Lopez, 68, of Kansas City, Kan., was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, she

News Alert: Water Break On NM 4 North Of Rover

on March 22, 2019 - 3:39pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water break on N.M. 4 just north of Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Crews are mobilizing traffic control devices to drop a lane affecting eastbound traffic heading toward N.M. 502.

Customers in White Rock may experience low water pressure and there may be air in the lines.

Estimated time of repairs is unknown at this time.

Diamond Drive Asphalt/Pothole Repairs Begin Monday

on March 21, 2019 - 3:33pm

COUNTY News:

Weather Permitting, Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will continue to patch potholes on Diamond Drive beginning Monday March 25. 

Work will begin at Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive and continue toward the San Ildefonso Road round-a-bout on the north bound lanes.

Motorists should expect a moving single lane closure indicated by a digital arrow board. Please slowdown in the work zone and follow all temporary construction signage. It is anticipated work will be completed by Friday March 29.

Residents with questions are asked to call the County’s Traffic & Streets

Los Alamos Public Information Meeting & Open House On NM 502 Roadway Reconstruction Tonight

on March 20, 2019 - 10:14am

Map of the N.M. 502 Roadway Reconstruction project. Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is hosting a public information meeting and open house on the N.M. 502 Roadway Reconstruction at 5 p.m. today in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave.

Public Meeting Purpose: NMDOT is sponsoring this meeting to discuss the roadway reconstruction improvements to CN 5100650R3 on N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) MP 1.257 to MP 2.053 in Los Alamos County.

Meeting Overview: NMDOT representatives, Souder, Miller & Assoc.

Increase In Deer And Elk Presence On Local Streets

on March 18, 2019 - 11:24am

The presence of deer and elk is increasing on local streets especially around dusk. This young deer held up motorists for several minutes early Sunday evening on Rose Street before meandering over to nibble on a patch of grass. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Don't Forget Road Construction Begins Monday!

on March 17, 2019 - 10:52pm

The New Mexico Department of Transportation road work project is set to get underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The NMDOT road work project gets underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Cone Zone: Week Of March 18

on March 15, 2019 - 2:51pm
COUNTY News:
 
New Mexico Department of Transportation(NMDOT) and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving.
 
Starting this week: N.M. 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect minor delays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and short duration temporary closures during non-peak hours at the east end of the project in the existing 2-lane section of the roadway using flagging operation.
 
This project will

Businesses Hear Update On NM 502 Roundabout Construction At Monthly Chamber Breakfast

on March 15, 2019 - 2:20pm
During the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Engineering Project Manager Dennis Segura, left, and Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton updated business members on road construction mitigation to take place during the creation of a roundabout N.M. 502 and DP Road. Several of those who have businesses on DP Road expressed concern about loss of business during the construction. The presenters assured them that there would always be access to DP Road and signage would explain alternative routes.

NMDOT: Public Meeting On Roundabout March 20

on March 15, 2019 - 11:40am

Public Works Director Briefs County Council On Roads

on March 15, 2019 - 8:46am
Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents the status of local road conditions during the County Council meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
From potholes to roundabouts, the streets around Los Alamos have recently received a lot of attention. As a result, Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton reported on various efforts for road maintenance during Tuesday night’s Los Alamos County Council work session at the White Rock Fire Station.
 

NM 4 Has Reopened

on March 14, 2019 - 4:34pm

Traffic Alert Update:

N.M. 4 has reopened to traffic.

A stretch of the roadway was closed Wednesday due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continued to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of high winds.

The County reminds motorists to continue to use caution when traveling the roadway and to watch for fallen trees and icy conditions.

NM 4 Remains Closed Until Further Notice

on March 13, 2019 - 5:46pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has advised that N.M. 4 will remain closed until New Mexico State Police opens it.

NMDOT also stated they will not send crews into the Jemez until Thursday.

County: Wind Advisory, Tree And Power Line Alert

on March 13, 2019 - 3:45pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Emergency Management Department has issued a wind advisory, fallen tree and power line alert.
 
Large trees are continuing to fall throughout Los Alamos County. Citizens are cautioned to avoid parking, walking and driving near large trees and power lines.
 
The Emergency Management Department is instructing citizens to report emergencies to the Los Alamos Police Department and avoid non-emergency calls at this time.

Traffic Alert Update: NM 4 To Remain Closed Westbound From West Jemez Road At LANL Back Gate

on March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Traffic Alert Update:

Due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continue to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of today’s high winds event, LAPD will continue to keep N.M. 4 CLOSED westbound from West Jemez Road (at the LANL “back gate”) until further notice.

Access eastbound on N.M. 4 at West Jemez Road at the back gate remains open to Bandelier and White Rock.

LAPD successfully extracted several motorists on N.M. 4 earlier today when multiple tree-fall events occurred, clearing a path to trapped cars that were traveling on the highway.

More Scenes From Road Conditions On NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 2:46pm

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of fallen tree making for hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scenes From Hazardous Road Conditions Along NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 12:38pm

Ice and snow and fallen trees make for hazardous driving conditions today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Fallen tree blocking roadway today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Truck stuck in snow today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

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