Los Alamos County: The Cone Zone – Week Of Aug. 3



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
Improvements have been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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 at 900 Block of Tewa Loop
County crews will be working Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to cut asphalt and repair curb & sidewalks. Sidewalk closures will be in place along with a flagging operation.

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) 

A lane shift for traffic is expected the week of Aug. 3. NM 502 will be partially reopened to through traffic. There will be one lane open in each direction from Tewa Loop to DP Road. Access to local streets from Tewa Loop to Arroyo Lane will still be provided.

Access to Central Ave and 4th Street from NM 502 will be closed for the next 8 weeks for construction of the roundabout. Central Ave and 4th Street can still be accessed via Knecht Street.

For updates from the State, visit www.nmroads.com.

DP Road (Bethel Development)
Road work is expected to begin within one week for infrastructure installation to support the new Canyon Walk Apartments being constructed on the south side of DP Road. Milling and paving operations and a detour shift to the north side of DP Road 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 Road (Parcel A-8-b located south of Canyon Walk Apartments) (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 Apartments 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 Road throughout the work day Monday through Friday, as this area will become congested once the larger DP Road 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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