Four Lanes Open During Rush Hours For Diamond Drive Pavement Rehab

Los Alamos County


Crews with Star Paving Company are scheduled to begin work on Diamond Drive Monday from Omega Bridge to San Ildefonso Road. 

Work involves milling or removing two inches of the existing asphalt surface and inlaying a new pavement. The project area is divided into two segments. The first is between Omega Bridge to Sandia Drive/Orange Street. This work is scheduled to be substantially complete by August 14 prior to the start of the school year. If time allows, crews may elect to mill and repave the roundabout at San Ildefonso before August 14. This will require the use of flaggers to direct traffic and result in some delays. 

The second segment of work is between Sandia/Orange Street intersection and continues north to the Roundabout at San Ildefonso Road. The entire project is scheduled for completion by September 27, weather permitting. 

Four lanes of travel, two in each direction, shall be maintained during weekday morning and evening rush hour traffic to accommodate commute times. Two lanes of travel, one in each direction, shall be maintained on Diamond Drive during working hours. 

Pedestrians detours will be in place and bike lanes will be closed on Diamond Drive within the work zones. Bicyclists and motorists are asked to share the road. Night and weekend work is anticipated. Crews will be on site Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and nightly from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 2:00 a.m. 

Access to residents as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, transit services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained. 

Questions/comments call the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or send an email to