County: The Cone Zone – Week Of Sept. 14, 2020


Public Works Dept.:

Barranca Mesa 3 Subdivision Improvements Project

TLC Plumbing and Utility continues construction activities. Crews will continue placing asphalt on Turquoise, Kachina, Encino, and Obsidian all week. Crews will also continue replacing concrete on Camino Encantado and if possible will begin removing asphalt on Camino Encantado.

Diamond Drive near the Golf Course

Construction activities continue near the golf course that may result in lane closures.

Lane Closure on Sherwood Blvd

Work continues for a water line tie-in and motorists may see a lane closure and flagging operations on Sherwood Blvd because of work on the Pinon Park Splash Pad project.

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:

North Side of Trinity Dr – Sidewalk Replacements between Oppenheimer & Diamond

Over the next month, sidewalks on the north side may be closed as GM Emulsion crews will be replacing sections of sidewalk from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Ponderosa Estates – Asphalt Patching on Aspen

County crews will be working on patching Aspen Dr in Ponderosa Estates, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Flagging operations will be in place.

Dept. of Public Utilities:

Trinity Drive at 15th Street Intersection – Utilities’ work

ABI Mechanical, under contract with Natural Grocers, may obtain a traffic control permit this week to tie the new grocery store into the county’s water, natural gas and sewer systems on Trinity Dr. and 15th.  If work gets underway, crews will be working in the road on Trinity at the 15th St intersection between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Various lane drops will occur at different times and affect traffic in the area.  The speed limits will be reduced.

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)

Fiber cutover for internet fiber located within the roundabout construction zone that must be re-routed will be affecting REDINet customers – work is set to occur over the weekend of Sept. 12/13 and will disrupt service to customers. REDINet has notified those to be impacted about outage times. Some disruptions to County-specific internet services may occur Sept. 12/13. Service is expected to be restored no later than Monday.

No other change to traffic control from last week. 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 remains closed for the next 3 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

Construction is scheduled to start on Monday September 14th and continue for approximately 10 weeks. Traffic control plans have been updated: Once construction starts, the portions of DP Road under construction will be temporarily detoured or restricted to flagged/signaled one-lane traffic. 

During the first phase of construction, the length of DP Road from Trinity Dr to Fire Station #2 will be milled and compacted over two days.  Then, for approximately 4 weeks, construction activity will be focused on the section of DP Road from Trinity Dr to the Canyon Rim Trail Crossing. 

During the second phase of construction, which is expected to last approximately 6 weeks, activity will be focused on the section of DP Road from the Canyon Rim Trail Crossing to Fire Station #2. One-lane traffic restrictions will occur only during hours of construction potentially from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.  The 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). After completion of the Utility work in each phase, the roadway reconstruction, including installation of a storm drain, curb and gutter, and sidewalks will begin, with the final paving being the last activity.

For an updated map illustrating the two phases related to the project, visit the main Cone Zone page:

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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