Utility Work On Quartz Begins Tuesday


Electric crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will undertake a project to replace electric lines on Quartz Street to improve the neighborhood’s electric reliability.

Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 2 and continue through the beginning of January.

Through traffic along Quartz will be restricted during the day, Monday through Friday, with traffic detoured to Rim Road. Full access to Quartz will be restored by late afternoon as crews wrap up for the day.

Crews will work in small sections in the roadway to excavate, install conduit and then backfill the open trench. Starting at the intersection at Canyon Road, crews will work on the north side of Quartz, with the construction zone moving east and transitioning to the south side of the road just before 6th Street and finishing up at 4th Street.

Construction is scheduled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking on Quartz is prohibited during the construction hours. Department officials indicate that ingress and egress to driveways will be maintained as much as possible. If access to a driveway is to be restricted, crews will coordinate with the appropriate homeowner ahead of time.

Questions or concerns may be directed to the DPU through the Customer Care Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and of course, the public is welcome. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 | www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/UTILITIES.