County: Cone Zone – Week Of May 15

Road Construction Update: Week of May 15, 2022

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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 (505)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 and Aztec Ave 

Residents on Sherwood Blvd 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.  

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 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 from Grand Canyon to Aztec 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 August 2022.  

Bixby Electric is working along Sherwood installing a new conduit for streetlights for Sherwood Blvd. 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.   

Please call or email the Public Works Department at (505) 662-8150 or with questions or concerns.

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 from sprayed with paint.

Asphalt Repair on Knecht and Deacon

Streets crews will be doing road repairs on Knecht and Deacon Streets Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19.  Road repairs will impact traffic in both directions from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There will be lane closures and a flagging operation in place.

Sidewalk repairs on Rover Blvd and on Bryce Ave

Traffic Electricians will be replacing illuminated street identification signs on traffic signal pole arms on Diamond Dr and Orange St and on Diamond and Sandia Dr. Work will begin Tuesday, May 17 and be completed Wednesday, May 18. Work will begin each day at 9:00 a.m. and end by 3:00 p.m. Sidewalks, bike lanes and the shoulder will be closed temporarily. There will be detour signs in place for both pedestrian and bicycle traffic. 

Non-County Projects: 

The following road construction updates are posted below in the interest of keeping residents informed but are being managed or conducted by others. Please obey all traffic devices and slowdown in work zones. 

LANL: Work occurring on the Omega Bridge from May 11-14, possibly May 15

From May 11 through May 14, crews will work on the Omega Bridge from 5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. One lane in each direction will be open to traffic. Traffic controls will remain in place in the evenings. Work also may be necessary on May 15.

Construction updates are posted on the County website each Friday explaining traffic control to be expected for the following week – click on the Road Construction Quick Link – or click HERE: subscribe to The Cone Zone Newsletter and receive automatic traffic updates via e-mail each week – just visit the “Newsletters” link on the home page and click on “The Cone Zone” subscribe box – or click here: