NMDOT: Roadway Reconstruction And Roundabout Project Begins March 18


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New Mexico Department of Transportation and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on NM 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos.  The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving on March 18th.

 Starting March 18 – NM 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  Motorists can expect minor delays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and short duration temporary closures during non-peak hours at the east end of the project in the existing 2-lane section of the roadway using flagging operation. 

This project will improve NM 502 through Los Alamos between Kneckt Street and Tewa Loop for a total project length of 0.8 miles. This project will include roadway reconstruction, earthwork, curb and gutter, sidewalk, concrete retaining walls, storm drain, landscaping, permanent signing, lighting, traffic signalizations, and utilities.  The project will also replace the existing intersection at NM 502 and Central Avenue with a roundabout to improve traffic flow through Los Alamos.

The project cost is $10.8 million. This is a 350 working day project.  Project is anticipated to be completed winter of 2020; weather permitting. Star Paving Company out of Albuquerque, New Mexico is the contractor for the project.

Traffic Advisories and updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road conditions website, http://nmroads.com/.

The NMDOT would like to thank you for your patience during this roadway improvement project.