Cone Zone: Road Construction Update For Week Of April 11


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Public Works Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, please e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Sherwood Boulevard Roadway and Drainage Improvements

Sherwood Blvd. is closed to Thru Traffic for road and drainage work. Crews with Star Paving Company have commenced road and drainage improvements on Sherwood Boulevard. between Piedra Loop and Aztec Avenue.  

Currently, crews are removing curb and gutter, selected driveways and have begun trenching for installation of a storm drain requiring Sherwood Boulevard. to be closed to thru traffic from Grand Canyon Drive to Aztec Avenue. Sidewalks will be closed and barricaded to pedestrians. Traffic devices and detour signs are in place to help motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians navigate around the work zone. Pedestrians may utilize Atomic City Transit while sidewalk closures are in place. Vehicular access is limited to those who reside in the immediate work area and to mail delivery, emergency services, and trash and recycling collection. For safety of the traveling public, residents are asked not to remove or relocate traffic control devices, signs, and barricades. Area residents who may have special access needs are asked to contact the Public Works Department.

Closure of Sherwood Boulevard from Grand Canyon Drive to Aztec Avenue for this first phase of work is scheduled through the end of June 2022, while closure for the next phase of work from Piedra Loop to Grand Canyon Drive is scheduled for June to July 2022. Work schedules are subject to change pending weather conditions and any material shipping delays. Work Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.   

Canyon Rim Trail Partial Closure due to Construction Activities 

Contractors for Qualcon Builders (Canyon Walk Apartments) will be placing rock along the south side of the Canyon Rim Trail between DP Road and the DP Canyon Bridge from Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  During this activity, the south side of the trail will be closed intermittently when the rock is being placed by a small piece of equipment. Contractor employees (flaggers) will be on site to direct trail users safely through the work area during these times. Trail users are asked to use caution and follow the direction of the flaggers during this work.

Questions/comments call Keith Wilson with the Public Works Department at 663-1757 or send an email to

Other County Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by other County staff outside of Public

Works. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. 

Wildfire Day/ Elks East Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 16
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16 for the Los Alamos Fire Department Wildfire Day events. The south end of the Justice Center with also include event traffic that same day from 11am-1pm for a car seat clinic. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area and be alert for an increase of young children in the area.

Fiber Relocation at 20th Street April 11-13
The south bound lane on 20th Street will be closed Monday-Wednesday as Kelly Cable will be pulling fiber from an existing manhole located on the west side of 20th Street and Central Avenue to a second existing manhole located at the southeast corner of 15th Street and Central Avenue. Drivers are asked to use caution and slowdown in this congested area during the project, and expect possible delays during high-traffic times.

Construction updates are posted on the County website at each Friday explaining traffic control to be expected for the following week – click on the Road Construction Quick Link – or click HERE:

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