County: The Cone Zone – Week Of Aug. 17

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Public Works Department

Diamond Drive near the Golf Course
The contractor conducting soils boring operations alongside Diamond Drive at the Golf Course has been delayed. No traffic impediments expected.

Lane Closure on Sherwood Boulevard
Motorists can expect a lane closure and flagging operations on Sherwood Boulevard because of work 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
GM Emulsions continues 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:

Central Ave – Morning Pavement Marking on Wednesday
County crews will be working from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday to install new pavement marking between 15th Street and Oppenheimer as a follow up to last week’s pavement patching project on Central.

 Estates Drive – Curb & Gutter, Drive Pads,  Asphalt Work
County crews will be working near 957 and 961 Estates Drives Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Quemazon at Esperanza – Asphalt Repair
Work continues this week; crews will be replacing a section of asphalt 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)
No change from last week. NM 502 is now partially re-opened to through traffic. There is 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 Avenue and 4th Street from NM 502 will be closed for the next 6 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

Work has been delayed. No work is expected the week of August 17. Once the Contractor has a final work schedule, the traffic control plan remains the same as previously announced:

Portions of DP Road will be temporarily detoured or restricted to flagged/signaled to one-lane traffic for approximately an 8-week duration. One-lane traffic restrictions will occur only during business hours from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The portions of DP Road affected are between the edge of the 6th Street intersection with DP Road east to Fire Station #2 (132 DP Road). 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 Road 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
Work is expected to wrap up by the end of the month as N3B contractors finish  excavating a utility trench within the A-8-b land parcel that will be used to place utilities along DP Road to support the two housing projects. No traffic impacts directly affecting DP Road 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. 

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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