Emergency Utility Work Underway At Trinity And Oppenheimer



Emergency repairs to a sewer force main are underway by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ sewer crews.  Beginning at 10 a.m. today, March 9, crews began working in the intersection of Trinity and Oppenheimer.  The construction zone is situated on the south side of Trinity in the center of Oppenheimer. It is anticipated that work will be completed by 7 p.m. tonight.

Traffic impacts include the following: Two east bound traffic lanes on Trinity merge into one lane at the Oppenheimer intersection. West bound traffic on Trinity is not affected. Additionally, the Oppenheimer center lane, south of Trinity is closed. Motorists will still be able travel north and south on Oppenheimer.  Sidewalks on the south side of Trinity Dr. will also be closed to pedestrians.  No interruption of utility services is planned.

Drivers are urged to observe the speed limit and traffic control signs.  Questions or concerns may be directed to the DPU through the Customer Care Center, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 505 662 8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has operated the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems for more than 50 years under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. Meeting every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., the Board convenes in Council Chambers at 1000 Central, Los Alamos, NM.  DPU is funded by rates paid for utility services it provides.