BY MAIRE O’NEILL
An item on the Los Alamos County Council agenda for this evening’s Council hybrid work session indicates that Council may take action of some kind on the current road construction activity on Canyon Road.
There is no back-up material linked to the agenda item and an explanation indicates that “County Manager Steven Lynne will give an update on the road construction activity on Canyon Road. This item will allow Council to take action concerning this road project as desired”.
The Los Alamos Reporter reached out to Council Chair Randall Ryti Monday morning seeking more information. Ryti said the action that he was anticipating was discussing options to mitigate the current congestion due to the Canyon Road Project to include returning Trinity Drive to four lanes between Diamond Drive and Oppenheimer Drive.
“I had provided the County Manager with other suggestions and there has been sufficient time to see if any of them are making a difference,” Ryti said.
Public Works Director Juan Rael said he will be talking about the Canyon Road project at the work session and specifically what the County has looked at to help ease congestion including signal adjustment, signage, the ” Drive Less campaign and Los Alamos Police Department assistance.
“I will also talk about what the process would be for changing Trinity Drive back to four lanes and how the timing most likely won’t be quick enough to make an impact on the Canyon Road Project,” Rael said.
See Council’s original discussion on the road diet from June 2020 here: https://losalamosreporter.com/2020/06/13/new-traffic-pattern-on-trinity-drive-following-new-county-council-vote-on-road-diet/
The Council work session will be held in person at Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Avenue. at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. The public may also attend via Zoom at