County: Cone Zone For Week Of May 1

Road Construction Update: Week of May 1

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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 Blvd. Roadway and Drainage Improvements

Crews with Star Paving Company will continue road and drainage improvements on Sherwood Blvd. between Piedra Loop and Longview Dr. 

Sherwood Blvd. will be closed to through traffic north of the intersection of Aztec Ave. The intersection of Sherwood and Aztec will be closed from April 28 to May 5. Residents on Sherwood will be required to enter and exit Sherwood via Grand Canyon Dr. This closure is necessary to facilitate installation of new storm drainpipe and valley gutter across Aztec Ave.  Sidewalks will be closed and barricaded to pedestrians while crews remove and replace sections of sidewalk. Traffic devices and detour signs are in place to help motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians navigate around the work zone. 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, while closure for the next phase of roadwork from Piedra Loop to Grand Canyon is scheduled for June to July 2022. 

Bixby Electric is working at Piedra Loop 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.  

Canyon Rim Trail Partial Closure due to Construction Activities

Contractors for Qualcon Builders (Canyon Walk Apartments) will be placing rock and landscaping along the southside of the Canyon Rim Trail between DP Rd. and the DP Canyon Bridge from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 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 and landscaping 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.

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 continue striping roads in White Rock and Los Alamos. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic are urged to maintain a safe distance from the striping equipment to prevent getting their property sprayed with paint.

Manhole adjustment on Entrada Dr. and Camino Entrada

Crews will be adjusting manholes on Entrada Dr. by the Los Alamos Co-op, and on Camino Entrada by the entrance to Entrada Dr. Crews were unable to do this work last week as planned. Work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 3:30 p.m. starting Monday, May 2 and continuing through May 3. Flagging operations will be in place for both locations.

Sidewalk repairs On Rover Blvd. and Connie Ave.

Crews will be repairing sections of sidewalk between 300 and 500 Rover Blvd. and between 318 and 324 Connie Ave. both on the north side of the road beginning Monday, May 2 through Friday May 6. Work will begin each day at 8:00 a.m. and end by 3:30 p.m. The sidewalks will be closed as needed and detours will be in place for pedestrian traffic. Please follow the traffic control signs. Vehicle traffic can expect intermittent delays while concrete trucks deliver. Flagging operations will be in place as needed.

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.

1505 15th St. and Nectar St. Utility Work – Sidewalk Closures & Detours

Beginning May 2 through May 10, Cablecom of NM, LLC will be replacing cable along 15th St. and Nectar St. There will be sidewalk closures along both sides of Nectar (between Rose St. and 15th) and 15th (between Sage Loop and Nectar). Crews will be boring under the street and pulling new cable. Detour signs will be set up for all the sidewalk closures. Please follow all traffic devices and slowdown in these areas to prevent accidents.

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