The Cone Zone: Week of July 15

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

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

White Rock Paving Preservation:

Milling will start on Bryce between east of Verbena to Meadow Lane Monday, July 15 followed by milling on Louise. As work progresses next week, milling operations will move to Kayenta, then Joya Loop Meadow to Meadow, followed by the Joya Loop cul-de-sac. Flyers will be distributed to residents 48 hours in advance of milling occurring on their street. Paving of these streets will follow in the same order starting the week of July 22.

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

Concrete work will begin on the north side of Verde Ridge on Monday. Flyers were distributed to affected residents Friday, July 12 providing information regarding parking restrictions.

Rim Road at Canyon will be closed starting Monday, July 15. Residents should use 6th Street to Quartz as the detour route. This closure will be in effect for seven days allowing the contractor to build the valley gutter across the Canyon and Rim Road intersection.

Trenching for utility work has started on the north end of 15th Street; this work will require lane shifts with possible flagging operations. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone and pay attention to traffic control devices within the work areas. When possible, motorists are urged to seek alternate routes.

Canyon Road between 15th and 9th remains closed to through traffic. Residential access in the immediate area will be provided; all other motorists should seek alternate routes. Residents can expect daytime flagging operations with minor delays as the contractor continues preparation for concrete work, followed by paving operations. Two-way traffic will be restored in this area in the evenings and weekends when work is not occurring.

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. This service for pedestrians will continue until sidewalks are open on at least one side 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.

Western Area Phase 1:

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 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with possible weekend work if necessary.

Cañada del Buey Multi-Use Trail Improvements:

The contractor continues work on the retaining wall near the Longview and Rover intersection. There will also be some work occurring near the Longview/Bonnie View intersection. Expect a flagging operations and minor delays when equipment is entering or exiting the work areas. 

Other Resources:

Construction updates are posted at www.losalamosnm.us 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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