County: The Cone Zone – Week Of July 20


Public Works Projects:

Diamond Drive near the Golf Course
A boring contractor will be operating off the side of Diamond drive at the Golf Course next week. No traffic impediments are expected, but drivers will see signage and cones along the shoulders alerting them to construction in the area.

Closure on 35th Street
Contractor will be working on a utility connection on 35th Street next week, the schedule is dependent on the contractor. Residents will have access through Diamond Drive or Villa.

Advance Notice: Pedestrian and ADA Accessibility Along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street

Beginning Wednesday, July 29, GM Emulsions will start construction along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street.

The long-awaited improvements and renovation will provide better accessibility by replacing curb and gutter and installing ADA compliant sidewalks. To perform this work safely, traffic along Trinity will be shifted around the work zone. Traffic control will include temporary shoulder closures and bicycle and pedestrian detours.

Questions on the above projects? Send an email to or call 662-8150.

 Other projects:

NM502 Roundabout Construction & Road work (State DOT, Star Paving)

No changes this week to existing detours. Drivers can expect minor delays through the existing work zone from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  A lane shift for traffic is expected within the next 2 weeks; crews will be paving the north side of NM502 in order to accomplish the changeover. Motorists are asked to slow down and be observant as the new change takes effect.

Traffic advisories and updates will be posted on the website.

Please use caution in the construction zone.  Speeding over the 25 mph limit continues to be a safety concern for crews working within these constrained, congested work zones. Be patient and obey all traffic signs.  The NMDOT appreciates your cooperation.

DP Rd (Bethel Development)

Road work is expected to begin soon for infrastructure installation to support the new Canyon Walk Apartments being constructed on the north side of DP Road. Details will be published in the Cone Zone and advertised in local media as soon as the traffic plan from the developer (Bethel) is approved. Additional work related to the lift station along DP Rd is also set to get underway. Watch future editions of the Cone Zone each week for details.

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