The Cone Zone: Week of July 1


Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Verde Ridge & Arroyo Lane Milling:

RMCI will mill Verde Ridge and Arroyo Lane on Monday, July 1. Work will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. and should end by 5 p.m. During this time all vehicles must be off the street in parking stalls or other off-street parking. Residential access will be maintained. Expect flagging operations; and, please allow extra travel time due to the potential for delays.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

If milling on 15th Street is not completed on Saturday, work will continue on Monday, July 1. Motorists can expect significant traffic control starting south of the Central/15th intersection extending north to Canyon Road. Work will occur with lane closures and flagging operations as needed. The work will be completed in four passes. Once milling is complete, trenching for utility work will begin on the north end of 15th Street; this work will require lane closures. Please use caution when traveling this busy intersection and pay attention to traffic control devices within the work areas. When possible, motorists are urged to seek alternate routes.

RMCI continues to use a 15-passenger van to transport pedestrians through the Canyon Road construction site. The van circulates every 5 to 7 minutes while RMCI is working, typically 7 a.m. to 5-7 p.m. depending on the job activity, Monday through Saturday (RMCI will work Saturdays in June). This service for pedestrians will continue until sidewalks are open on both sides of Canyon. Each evening, RMCI will re-establish the pedestrian paths for use.

The van route starts at 9th Street and Canyon Road continuing north on Canyon, making the Nugget, Opal and Piñon Loops. Pedestrians on Nugget, Opal, and Piñon Loops will be picked up in front of their residence. Additional stops include the Pine Street cul-de-sac and Quartz at 6th Street. The route will end at Canyon and 15th Street. The driver will then turn around and repeat the route in the opposite direction. Pedestrians are asked to use the van service provided.

Canyon Road between 15th and Rim Road remains closed; the closure may shift as work progresses. Residential access in the immediate closure area will be provided; all other motorists should seek alternate routes.

Canyon Road traffic between Nugget and Rim Road can expect daytime flagging operations with minor delays. Two-way traffic will be restored in this area in the evenings and weekends when work is not occurring.

RMCI will not be working July 4-7.

Western Area Phase 1:

RMCI plans to mill a portion of 43rd Street north of Trinity starting on Monday. The milling will enable the utility trench work to begin. Flyers have been distributed to residents on 43rd Street. 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Streets off Trinity Drive remain closed to through traffic to continue utility work, which will be followed by road bed preparation and concrete work.

Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, and trash and recycling collection will be maintained. Residents are asked to maximize use of off-street parking. Any necessary on-street parking should be away from the existing work zones. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with possible weekend work if necessary. RMCI will not be working July 4-7.

Cañada del Buey Multi-Use Trail Improvements:

The contractor will be working off of the roadway near Bonnie View & N.M. 4 intersection. Expect construction traffic as the contractor continues work on retaining walls. Please avoid the construction work areas. Contractor will not be working July 4-7. 


Los Alamos Public Schools will be moving the last modular from the Duane Smith Auditorium parking lot to Aspen School Monday, July 1.

Other Resources:

Construction updates are posted at each Friday explaining traffic control to be expected for the following week – link to News/The Cone Zone. Or, subscribe to The Cone Zone newsletter and receive automatic traffic updates via e-mail each week – just visit the “Newsletters” link on the home page and click on “The Cone Zone” subscribe box. Project updates are also available via newsletter subscription on the same page – sign up to receive news about projects that are of interest to you.

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