Date Pending For Full Closure Of East Jemez Road



Dates are pending for a weekend closure of East Jemez Road near the entrance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Plans to were to begin construction on Friday, April 26. The new start date will be announced prior to construction.

 The lane closures are necessary to allow workers to replace a main water line, which requires open trenching across East Jemez Road, between Omega Bridge and the LANL entrance.

 Construction activities will include cutting of the roadway, excavation of trench, placement of the waterline pipe steel casings, welding of casings, followed by backfill and compaction, setting of steel road plates and asphalt placement.

The water line replacement is part of a $34.5 million Supplemental Environmental Projects settlement agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy following the February 2014 drum breach incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M.

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