North Road at the intersection of Diamond Drive remains closed due to a water break that occurred Thursday morning. Traffic to and from Quemazon is rerouted on Sycamore. Other traffic impacts include a southbound lane drop on Diamond which includes the closure of the bike lane and sidewalk on the west side of Diamond. Temporary repairs are estimated to be complete by early next week.
According to Traffic and Streets Division Manager Juan Rael, county crews made progress on repairing this section of Diamond and North Road. However, due to the severity of the break and the amount of erosion that occurred, additional repairs are needed before the county can open up this section of road again. “When we are dealing with unstable ground issues like these, it is best to err on the side of caution in order to ensure the safety of the public,” Rael stated.
Repairs to the area will continue into early next week. Permanent repairs to the waterline will be scheduled by DPU crews in the spring. Motorists should expect some delays and are urged to use caution when driving near the construction zone. Los Alamos County thanks the public for its patience during this time. For more information contact the Customer Care Center at 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. in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM. The public is welcome. Funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, the DPU has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 | https://ladpu.com/dpu.