County: The Cone Zone – Week Of Sept. 21


Public Works Dept.: 

Barranca Mesa 3 Subdivision Improvements Project 

TLC Plumbing and Utility continues construction activities. Crews will continue placing asphalt on Turquoise and Kachina all week. Crews will also begin preparing Camino Encantado for paving, which should start at the end of the week. 

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 between Oppenheimer and 39th Street, to provide better accessibility by replacing curb and gutter as well as installing ADA compliant sidewalks. Crews plan to wrap up work on the north side of Trinity next week.  

Advance Notice: Work should begin the week of Sept. 28 on the south side of Trinity. Crews will be working from west to east (from the Hospital eastbound on Trinity), where they will complete the ADA ramp at the intersection of Trinity and Oppenheimer. 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 Rd – Asphalt Repairs Near Mountain Elementary School 

County crews will be working on repairing asphalt in the northbound lane of North Rd, from Urban to Mountain Elemetary School, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Flagging operations will be in place. 

Trinity Drive at 15th Street Intersection – Utilities’ work 

ABI Mechanical, under contract with Natural Grocers, continues working on water, natural gas and sewer systems on Trinity Dr. and 15th. Crews are working in the road on Trinity at the 15th St intersection between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Work has been slightly delayed; the revised plan is to excavate on Monday, perform the tap work for water and gas on Tuesday, and backfill/pave Tuesday and Wednesday. Various lane drops will occur at different times and affect traffic in the area.  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) 

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 2 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 began Monday September 14th and will continue for approximately 10 weeks.  

During the week of Sept. 21, trenching work is expected to begin for placement of utilities along the section of DP Rd from Trinity Dr to the Canyon Rim Trail Crossing. During these trenching activities, portions of DP Rd will be restricted to one lane traffic, controlled by a flagged/signaled system. Access to businesses will be maintained. This first phase of construction impacts DP Rd from Trinity to the Canyon Rim Trail crossing for approximately four weeks.    

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 a 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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