Los Alamos County Cone Zone: Week Of July 27



Public Works Dept.: 

Diamond Drive near the Golf Course 

A contractor will be conducting soils boring operations alongside Diamond drive at the Golf Course. No traffic impediments are expected, but drivers will see signage and cones along the shoulders alerting them to construction in the area.

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

Beginning Wednesday, GM Emulsions will start construction along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street, to provide better accessibility by replacing curb and gutter as well as 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.

Traffic & Streets Division: 

Road Work on Estates Drive 

County crews will be working Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to install a concrete valley guetter, pouring concrete around manholes and repairing asphalt. Flagging operations will be in place.

School Zones – Painting Curbs 

County crews will be painting curbs within various school zones throughout the county Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Motorists and pedestrians traveling through the above work zones are urged to follow all traffic safety devices and maintain a safe distance. Questions on the above projects? Send an e-mail to lacpw@lacnm.us 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 the week of August 3; crews will be paving the north side of NM502 in order to accomplish the changeover. The closed section of NM 502 between DP Rd and Central Avenue (south side of new partial Roundabout) is scheduled to open to 2-way traffic on August 3, after which construction will begin on the north side of the roundabout. This phase of construction will require closing Central Ave and 4th St.  This shift will change the traffic flow on Trinity. Motorists are asked to slow down and be observant as the new change takes effect on Aug. 3. Traffic advisories and updates will be posted on the www.NMroads.com website.

New Crosswalk for Barranca Mesa Elementary School 

Bradbury Stamm will be installing a new crosswalk for the Los Alamos Public Schools at the corner of Camino Encantado and Barranca Rd. Work will be underway Monday – Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the project includes a new cross walk from Camino Encantado to the newly constructed bus loop at the School. The sidewalk on the south side of Barranca Road at Camino Encantado will be closed during construction.  Contact: Rosendo Garcia, Project Superintendent, 505-660-2215.

  North Mesa Road and San Ildefonso Rd Work 

Sons Communications will be closing the sidewalk on the north side of San Ildefonso Rd at the east side of North Mesa Park Rd and the west side of Mesa Road. Crews will be boring under San Ildefonso Rd to install conduit for coaxial cable. Work will be underway Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Contact: Marulilio Morales at Sons Communications, 505-603-0708.

Utilities’ work at 35th/Villa/Diamond Dr 

Anytime Plumbing and Sewer, LLC will continue working at 2237 35th Street through Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 35th Street will be closed to through traffic at Villa Street and on Diamond Drive. Traffic can detour through 36h Street. Contact: Tim Sanchez, Project Manager, at 505-474-4441.

DP Rd (Bethel Development) 

Road work is expected to begin within two weeks for infrastructure installation to support the new Canyon Walk Apartments being constructed on the south side of DP Rd. Milling and paving operations and a detour shift to the north side of DP Rd can be expected with either electronic flagging or one-way access with flaggers during the two month project. For a map showing the various segments related to the project, visit the main Cone Zone page: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/projects/road_construction

Weekly details will be published in the Cone Zone as the road work proceeds, with more details on timing of the work shared on Cone Zone next week.

DP Rd (Parcel A-8-b located south of Canyon Walk Apts) (N3B) 

N3B contractors are excavating a utility trench within the A-8-b land parcel until August 19, that will be used to place utilities along DP Rd to support the two housing projects to be located there (currently the Canyon Walk Apts and soon The Bluffs senior housing). No traffic impacts directly affecting DP Rd but motorists should watch for trucks and other construction traffic entering and exiting the parcel on the south side of DP Rd throughout the work day Monday through Friday, as this area will become congested once the larger DP project described above gets underway.

Vehicles and pedestrian traffic are urged to follow all traffic control devices and maintain a safe distance from the work zones listed above. 

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