Paving underway at the intersection of E. Jemez Road and NM 4. Courtesy photo
NNSA NEWS RELEASE
Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, southbound traffic on NM 4 must use the west lane to turn right and head westbound on E. Jemez Road at the project to make improvements to NM 4/East Jemez Road intersection.
On Monday, Oct. 2, traffic restriction will change as follows:
– THERE WILL BE NO RIGHT TURN FOR SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC AT THE INTERSECTION OF NM 4 AND E. JEMEZ ROAD.
– INSTEAD, SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC WILL NEED TO GET IN THE WEST (FAR RIGHT) LANE AND USE THE NEW TURN LANE TO ACCESS E. JEMEZ ROAD.
NOTE: All other traffic impacts will stay the same until Oct. 10. Additional information will be provided next week.
Two additional phases will follow, with the project expected to be completed later this year or in the spring of 2024.
PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT OF 35 MILES PER HOUR IN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATIONS IN THE MORNING AND EVENING.
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.
CONTACT: Duane Garcia. Construction Project Manager
(505) 629 – 7294 – Duane.Garcia@dot.nm.gov
To help reduce congestion, commuters are encouraged to carpool, vanpool, or take one of the many bus options. Atomic City Transit is available for Los Alamos locals, and multiple buses and park-and-ride shuttles currently serve the Laboratory, including the new Pojoaque Express that transports workers directly to TA-35 and TA-55 from the Cities of Gold Casino parking lot.
LANL employees can visit the Traffic News Hub for the latest information about traffic impediments on-site and en route to the Lab. Find shuttles, the LANL Taxi, vanpools, and more transit information on the LANL Transportation Hub. Community members can visit www.lacnm.com/driveless.