Geotechnical Investigation Ahead Of Utility/Road Work May Cause Some Traffic Impacts


Geo-Test, Inc., under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will conduct geotechnical investigations in the southern/eastern neighborhood of North Mesa in Los Alamos. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26, Geo-Test will drill a total of five borings on Alamo and Capulin Roads, Tsankawi Street (south of Alamo) and Cedro Court. Minimal traffic delays are expected at the drilling sites. These geotechnical investigations support a roadway/utility relocation project that is planned by the county for the spring.  

During the week, residents can expect crews to begin each work day around 9 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. Equipment noise and minor vibrations may be heard and felt by individuals in the area.  A flagging operation will direct vehicles safely around the worksite.  No interruption of utility services is planned.

Geo-Test will gather information relative to the physical properties of the underlying site soils to inform county project managers on best options for trenching, bedding, backfill, as well as general site grading criteria and rock excavation ahead of the roadway/utility relocation project.

Questions or concerns may be directed to the DPU through the Customer Care Center, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 505 662 8333 or