County: The Cone Zone For Week Of Aug. 10, 2020

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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.

Lane Closure on Sherwood Blvd
Motorists can expect a lane closure and flagging operations on Sherwood Blvd as work begins on the Pinon Park Splash Pad project. The contractor will be working on a water line tie-in, weather and scheduling dependent. 

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: 

Asphalt Repair – Central Ave: Full Road Closure Overnight
County crews will be working overnight with IPR Ltd on a Pavement Preservation project along Central Ave beginning Wednesday evening. Crews will be pavement patching between 15th St. and Oppenheimer. To limit business and resident disruption, this work has been scheduled to occur at night. Crews will use a full-lane closure from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Central Ave will be closed from 15th St. to Oppenheimer. It is anticipated that this work will be completed in one night.

Road Work at 900 Block of Tewa Loop
County crews will be working Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 3:30 p.m. to cut asphalt and repair curb and sidewalks. Sidewalk closures will be in place along with a flagging operation.

Sidewalk Replacement on Brisa del Bosque in Quemazon
County crews will be replacing a section of sidewalk near 4762 Brisa del Bosque from Wednesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Estates Drive – Gutter and Asphalt Work
County crews will be replacing a valley gutter and repairing asphalt  in Estates Dr. 08/10/2020-08/14/2020 work starting from 8:00 am -3:30 pm with a flagging operation.

Quemazon at Esperanza – Asphalt Repair
Crews will be replacing a section of asphalt from Wednesday through Friday on Esperanza starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. daily. A flagging operation will be in place.

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 or call 662-8150. 

Other projects: 

NM502 Roundabout Construction & Road work (State DOT, Star Paving)
A lane shift for traffic occurred the week of Aug. 3 and NM 502 is now partially re-opened to through traffic. There is one lane open in each direction from Tewa Lp to DP Rd. Access to local streets from Tewa Lp to Arroyo Ln will still be provided.

Access to Central Ave and 4th St from NM 502 will be closed for the next 7 weeks
 for construction of the roundabout. Central Ave and 4th St can still be accessed via Knecht Street.

For updates from the State, visit

DP Rd (Work related to Canyon Walk Apts and The Bluffs) Qualcon Builders, LLC – 120 DP Road Utility Infrastructure Replacement
Portions of DP Road will be temporarily detoured or restricted to flagged/signaled to one-lane traffic starting the week of August 10th, for approximately an 8-week duration and tentative end date of October 12th. One-lane traffic restrictions will occur only during business hours from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The portions of DP Rd affected are between the edge of the 6th Street intersection with DP Road east to Fire Station #2 (132 DP Rd). Contractor will be working in the right-of-way to replace existing utilities with upgraded services related to the new Canyon Walk Apartments (under construction) and The Bluffs senior housing (soon to be constructed). Milling and paving operations followed by a detour shift to the north side of DP Rd can be expected with either electronic flagging or one-way access with flagger in place during the two month project. For a map showing the various segments related to the project, visit the main Cone Zone page:

Parcel A-8-b Trench Work – south of Canyon Walk Apts
For the next two weeks, N3B contractors are excavating a utility trench within the A-8-b land parcel that will be used to place utilities along DP Rd to support the two housing projects. 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 now that the larger DP project described above is getting underway, along with the changes to through traffic on Trinity Drive because of the NM502 Roundabout Construction.

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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