The Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 23

Public Works Projects:

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

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

15th Street: Due to problems resulting from the recent rain, work on 15th Street will primarily consist of dewatering and sweeping activities. The road closure between Myrtle and Oakwood north will remain in place until Sept. 25. Access at Oakwood South and Sage Loop will be maintained, whereas Sage South will remain closed at 15th Street. Roadbed preparation and concrete work will resume; the travelling public is to expect heavy truck traffic and congestion with lane closures and flagging operations. We encourage that travelers seek alternate routes and to give themselves additional time to get to their destination.

Due to weather delays; RMCI has postponed the closing of the 15th Street business driveways.

South Sage at 15th will be open on Monday, Sept. 23.

South Oakwood Loop at 15th is closed continue to use North Oakwood as a detour.

Contractor is expected to pave the remaining portion of Canyon Road and 15th Street from Canyon to Oakwood North Monday, Sept. 23 or Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Expect single lane closure/flagging operations between Oakwood South and Central Ave. to allow the contractor to allow reconstruction of the road through Sept 27.

Western Area Phase 1:

Due to weather delay 44th Street north of Trinity Drive remains closed to through traffic. Work includes setting forms for curb and gutter, drive pads and sidewalk (path leading to Western Area Park.)

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 active work zones. Typical work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with possible weekend work if necessary.

Concrete Work on White Rock Streets:

Continuation of manhole and water valve collars adjustments in the roadway of the recently repaved streets will continue on September 23. Crews will be working on Joya Loop, Kayenta, and Bryce.

Cañada del Buey Multi-Use Trail Improvements:

The trail is open to the public; however, expect minor work throughout the project area. Use caution when in the project area.

Canyon Glen Bridge Safety Attenuators:

Work has been delayed due to weather conditions. Work continues in the vicinity of the recently installed attenuators. Vehicular traffic is not impacted; however, pedestrians are asked to use the provided pedestrian pathway until the new sidewalk is opened.

Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Projects:

For more information about the project listed below, e-mail, call 311 or 662-8333, or visit the “Projects” link at

Gas Line Work Near Fire Station #6 on East Road:

On East Rd in the vicinity of 457 East Road (Fire Station #6) DPU Contractor continues work behind shoulder traffic control and concrete barriers on both sides of the road. Directional boring across East Road for two gas lines will upgrade and improve safety of the East Park Gas Regulator Station.

Non-County Projects of Significance:

Smith’s Marketplace construction will continue through opening day in May 2014. Expect significant truck traffic and delays on N.M. 502 and Trinity Drive.

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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