The Cone Zone: Week Of April 22


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. The eastbound lane on west Trinity will also be closed and vehicles exiting Western Area will not be able to proceed through the Diamond intersection. Traffic will be detoured to Canyon Drive during this one-hour time frame. The northbound bike lane from LA Canyon (aka Omega) Bridge to Trinity Drive will be closed in order for crews to stage equipment for repairs during this time.

Once this work is completed, motorists should expect a moving single lane closure on Diamond as crews continue patching potholes between Orange Street near the high school and the San Ildefonso roundabout. Work will occur in the north and southbound lanes until crews run out of patching material. Please allow extra time for possible delays, slow down, keep a safe distance from machinery, watch for road crews, and use extra caution when approaching these busy intersections at Trinity, Canyon, Diamond and Orange.

Diamond Drive Asphalt Paving Project

Additional testing will be performed to provide information that will be used in the Diamond Drive Project. Intermittent lane closures will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Tsikumu Village – Road Improvements

Albuquerque Asphalt is working with installation of new ADA curb ramps at the intersection of San Ildefonso Road and Sioux. Traffic Controls are in place for this work. Albuquerque Asphalt will start milling operation of the existing asphalt surface. They will overlay new asphalt starting at Ute and Yuma Street and begin work at 1450 Sioux St., with plans for pavement to be completed near 1220 Sioux St., by the end of the week. To clear the street for this work, residents in this area are asked to please move all vehicles from their street during work activities 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, crews will continue working at various location with installation of valley gutters, replacement of extremely damaged side walk and curb and gutter and drive pad, and installation of new fillets, and ADA curb ramps at designated locations on these streets: Sioux, Cheyenne, Seminole, Iroquois, Yuma and Ute. Access to residences as well as mail/package delivery, emergency services, trash/recycle/yard waste pick-up will be maintained. 

Questions on the above projects? E-mail or call 505.662.8150.

Other road construction projects:

NM502 Roundabout and Road Reconstruction (NMDOT project)

Star Paving will continue working on placing detour pavement on the north side of N.M. 502 (Eastern area residential/airport side) and along the west shoulder of 4th Street to Central Avenue. During detour paving, flagging operations will be in effect 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and traffic may be stopped for short durations for one lane passage through the work zone.

Traffic advisories from NMDOT are available on and motorists are asked to check the site for updates on this project as it proceeds.

TA-21 Clean Up Project – DP Road (N3B project)

Clean up work on the LANL TA-21 Site at the far eastern end of DP Road continues. Large trucks carrying away demolition debris containers will be exiting DP Road at an average of approximately three trucks per day. Motorists are asked to be alert for trucks exiting; use caution when entering or exiting DP Rd, as this area is in close proximity to the N.M. 502 Road Reconstruction Project.