Cone Zone: County Road Construction Update For Week Of Apr. 18


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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 Boulevard is closed to thru traffic for road and drainage work. Crews with Star Paving Company will continue road and drainage improvements on Sherwood Blvd. between Piedra Loop and Aztec Ave.  

Currently, crews are removing curb and gutter, selected driveways and have begun trenching for installation of a storm drain requiring Sherwood Blvd. to be closed to thru traffic from Grand Canyon Dr. to Aztec Ave. 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, trash, and recycling collection. For safety of the traveling public, residents are asked not to or 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 Blvd. from Grand Canyon Dr. to Aztec Ave. for this first phase of work is scheduled through the end of June 2022, while closure for the next phase of roadwork from Piedra Lp. to Grand Canyon Dr. is scheduled for June to July 2022. 

In addition, Bixby Electric is working at Piedra Lp. and Sherwood Blvd. installing a new streetlight at the intersection. 

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.  

Leisure Lagoon

The sidewalk along Canyon Rd. – across from United Church parking lot – remains closed up to the Canyon Rd./Central Ave. intersection. Pedestrians and bicyclists can still use the bike lane. The closure is anticipated to last one more week.

Canyon Rim Trail Partial Closure due to Construction Activities 

Contractors for Qualcon Builders (Canyon Walk Apartments) will be placing rock along the southside of the Canyon Rim Trail between DP Rd. and the DP Canyon Bridge from Monday, Apr. 18 through Friday, Apr. 22 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. During this activity, the southside 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

Traffic & Streets Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Traffic & Streets Division staff. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Call Daniel Blea, Acting Traffic and Streets Manager for concerns, 505-663-8206. 

Countywide Striping 

Crews will begin painting curbs at 39th St., Trinity Dr., Loma Vista Dr., and on 48th St. Monday, April 18 at 8:00 a.m. The remainder of the week, they will be striping roads in White Rock. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic are urged to maintain a safe distance from the striping equipment to eliminate the potential of getting sprayed with paint. 

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 16th
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.

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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