COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Road Construction Update: Week of July 4, 2022
Link to online Newsletter: https://conta.cc/3OXFm0s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call (505)662-8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at http://www.losalamosnm.us. 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
Star Paving will not be working on Monday, July 4th.
Sherwood Blvd is closed to through traffic at the intersection of Aztec Ave and Grand Canyon Dr. Residents on Sherwood are required to enter and exit Sherwood either from Aztec or Grand Canyon, depending on the daily position of the movable work zone. This closure is necessary to facilitate installation of new storm drainpipe.
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 end of July, while closure for the next phase of roadwork from Longview Drive to Aztec is scheduled for the end of July 2022 and the final phase will be Piedra Loop to Grand Canyon, scheduled for August 2022.
Bixby Electric is working along Sherwood Blvd installing a new conduit for streetlights for Sherwood 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.
Cumbres del Norte Road Improvements
Star Paving will not be working on Monday, July 4th.
Star Paving crews continue removal operations of curbs and gutters, sidewalks, and drive pads from the intersection of Camino Redondo and San Ildefonso heading south for approximately 2,000 feet. The contractor will be forming and placing sidewalk, curb & gutter, and drive pads throughout the described removal area. Expect contractor personnel and equipment within the area. Please use caution while traveling through the project work zone.
Canyon Rd Reconstruction
TLC Plumbing and Utility will begin construction activities on Canyon Rd Tuesday, July 5 with Phase 1 of the project. Phase 1 will start at Rose St and continue to the western driveway of the Aquatic Center.
Phase 2 will begin at the completion of Phase 1, and will include the section from the western driveway of the Aquatic Center to 39th St. Phase 3 will begin at the completion of Phase 2, and will include the section of Canyon Rd from the intersection of Central Ave to the back driveway of the Aquatic Center. Completion of the project is scheduled at the end of November 2022.
The Contractor will coordinate with Aquatic Center, Canyon Village Apartment residents, and IHM Catholic Church on detours and access for each phase of the project.
Services such as mail delivery, trash and recycling collection, and emergency services will be maintained. Please contact the Public Works Department should you have special access needs.
Atomic City Transit and Park & Ride will adjust their routes accordingly.
Work hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please use caution around the construction area and avoid entering the work zone.
DP Rd (Work related to Canyon Walk Apts and The Bluffs – Bethel Development)
A contractor working for Qualcon Builders will begin construction of the remaining sidewalk sections, replacement of broken curb and gutter, and clean up and grading along both sides of DP Rd. These activities will impact the roadway from Trinity Dr to Fire Station #2, with segments of the roadway periodically restricted to one-lane traffic controlled by a flagger. One-lane traffic restrictions will occur only during hours of construction, potentially from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
The work on DP Rd is related to the Canyon Walk Apartments and The Bluffs senior housing (under construction). The project includes installation of curb and gutter, sidewalks, and paving of the roadway, the bulk of which was completed in the Fall of 2021. All remaining construction activities related to the reconstruction of DP Rd are now expected to be completed by the end of July 2022 (weather permitting).
Canyon Rim Trail Partial Closure between DP Rd and the DP Canyon Bridge
A contractor working for Qualcon Builders (Canyon Walk Apartments) will be adjusting the drainage along the south side of the Canyon Rim Trail between DP Rd and the DP Canyon Bridge.
During this activity, the south side of the trail will be closed intermittently while a small piece of equipment conducts the work. 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.
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.
Vegetation Control County Wide
Streets crews will be performing vegetation control all week in various places within Los Alamos County, particularly along trails leading to schools and parks.
4th of July Concert Event at Overlook Park in White Rock
Starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, crews will begin placing cones to prevent parking on Meadow Lane from Chamisa School to Overlook Park, and from Overlook to Bryce Ave. Residents are asked to remove vehicles from the street, along Meadow Lane, Bryce Ave, and Overlook Rd to avoid traffic congestion. Only residents who live in this area will be allowed to enter and exit. No parking along the street will be permitted for safety purposes.
Meadow Lane, from Overlook to Bryce will be closed starting at 10:00 a.m. until midnight for the dedicated Transit operation serving the event and for the safety of pedestrians as they enter and exit the event.
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.
Annual 4th of July Parade & Carnival –
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in White Rock
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in White Rock is having its Annual 4th of July Parade. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. and be complete by 10:45 a.m. on Monday, July 4. The parade route begins at the church at 366 Grand Canyon Dr and heads west on Grand Canyon. The participants will then turn south on Ridgecrest Ave and head to Aragon Ave, where they will turn north to the intersection of Grand Canyon, where they turn west to return to the church. The Los Alamos Police Department will be assisting participants along the route. For questions related to the parade, please contact David Parkinson, event coordinator, at 505-709-5074.
Annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run – Los Alamos YMCA
The Family YMCA will be hosting its Annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run in Los Alamos on Monday, July 4 starting at 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The race route will begin at the YMCA at 1450 Iris St. Participants will head west on Iris to 15th St, where they will turn north to Canyon Rd. They will then head west on Canyon Rd, make a u-turn at Diamond Dr, and head back the way they came to the YMCA. The Los Alamos Police Department will assist with the Run. For information regarding this event, please contact Chris Daniels, YMCA, at 575-613-5581.
Annual Children’s Parade for the 4th of July – YMCA
The Family YMCA will be hosting its Annual 4th of July Children’s Parade on Monday, July 4 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 a.m. The parade route will begin at 1450 Iris Street (YMCA Parking Lot) and head west on Iris St to 15th St, where they will turn south and head to
Central Ave. They will then turn west and head to Ashley Pond Park for more festivities. The Los Alamos Police Department will assist with the parade. For information regarding this event, please contact Chris Daniels, YMCA, at 575-613-5581
Annual 4th of July Pig Pickin’ Block Party at Woodland Rd – Road Closure
Residents who live along Woodland Rd will be holding their Annual 4th of July Pig Pickin’ Block Party beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4. Woodland Rd will be closed between Club Rd and Country Lane for safety reasons. Vehicle traffic will be detoured along Club Rd to Country Lane to access the western half of Woodland Rd. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained. For information regarding this event, please contact Julia Sheppard at 505-699-4082.
LANL: Bikini Atoll
Crews are working near the entrance to the Receiving and Distribution Center at TA03-0030. Expect some delays on Bikini Atoll from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through mid-August.
LANL: West Rd
Posts and cables are being installed along West Rd. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the day. Traffic signals indicating the one-lane closure will start about 500 feet northeast of Omega Rd and extend about 500 feet west of the reservoir entrance. All traffic should obey the temporary traffic signals and watch for workers. The work is expected to be completed in early July 2022.
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