Construction To Move To Phase 2 On Thursday, June 29 On Improvements To NM 4/East Jemez Road Intersection 


On Thursday, June 29 construction will move to Phase 2 on a project to improve the intersection of NM  4 and East Jemez Road.  

During Phase 2, the following traffic impacts will be in place: 

The southbound right lane of NM 4 will be  closed, and traffic will be shifted to the east,  with one lane of traffic open in each direction (north and south) to the intersection of NM 4 and East Jemez Road. 

Traffic on East Jemez Road will be shifted to  the south, with one lane of traffic open in each direction (east and west)

Access to the parking area for the Bandelier  National Monument Tsankawi Unit remains  closed, with no alternative access provided. 

The speed limit throughout the construction  area is reduced to 35 miles per hour. PLEASE  SLOW DOWN AND OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT. Construction on Phase 2 is expected to last about one and one-half to two months, followed by Phases 3 and 4.  

During construction, all existing travel lanes on NM 4  and E. Jemez Road will remain open during peak travel times 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday.

Friday. Any lane closures will occur during non-peak hours and flaggers will direct traffic. All construction is  weather permitting and is subject to change without notice. 

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and give themselves additional time to reach their destination. More construction phases will follow, with the project expected to be completed in late 2023. 

About NMDOT Project CN 5100480 

The project is being funded by the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) as part of a  settlement agreement with the State of New Mexico and is being constructed in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of  Transportation. The intent of the project is to reduce commute times for workers of Los Alamos National Laboratory, particularly those  returning home in the evening hours, as well as improve safety and drainage in the area. The project includes new roadway  construction of NM 4 and East Jemez Road, improvements to storm drainage, new curb and gutter, new retaining walls, ADA ramps,  intersection warning flashers, a new traffic signal, new lighting and roadway signing and striping.