Construction Zone 06-26-11

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Public Works Projects: For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

Diamond Drive
Phase 4
Northbound from the Bridge — No left onto Canyon Road; use University. The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity should reopen mid-week; right turns at the signal may still occur. The left lane continues through the work zone.
Southbound from University Drive — Expect two southbound lanes south of Sandia.  The left lane is a left turn lane at Canyon Drive and Trinity Drive. The right lane is the through lane for traffic crossing the bridge, as well as right turns onto University, Trinity, and West Road. Left turns onto West Road are okay, however, the dedicated left turn lane will no longer be present.
Hospital access signs are posted with the recommended access from Trinity Drive.
Travel time through the revised work zone has been approximately six to eight minutes. Thank you to all of you who have adjusted schedules, continue to take Atomic City Transit, carpool, or use alternate routes.
July 6, there will be significant traffic control changes at the Trinity intersection. Once the traffic control plan is finalized, advance information will be posted.
Please stop at the white stop bar markings and stop here on red signs at the traffic signals. Large trucks are having difficulty making turns when vehicles stop too far forward at the signalized intersections. Do not block intersections.
Transit: The southbound Park and Ride bus stop between Trinity and West Road is open. The northbound Park and Ride bus stop has moved from in front of the hospital further east on Trinity, in front of the pink house. The southbound Atomic City Transit bus stop on Diamond Drive at the Lemon Lot is open. The bus stop north of Canyon near the High School Jock Lot continues to be closed; use the bus stop near Orange.
Pedestrians: Pedestrians should stay on the west side of Diamond Drive between the bridge and the end of the work zone near Sandia, crossing at West Road, Trinity, Canyon, at the overpasses, or at Sandia/Orange.
Bicyclists: Take a lane or dismount and follow the pedestrian path; alternate routes are highly recommended.
Barranca Mesa Phase 2 Maintenance Project
AS Horner, Inc. will not work this week due to scheduling conflicts.
N.M. 502 Truck Traffic (Airport Runway Extension Project)
Expect slow moving and turning truck traffic on westbound N.M. 502. As the trucks climb the hill, its speed slows to 20-25 mph and is further reduced when the trucks make the turn onto airport property. Do not tailgate, do not pass in the turn lanes, pay attention to the traffic ahead of you, and expect 5-10 minute delays.
Work Zone reminders
Do not enter the construction boundaries, stay within the provided vehicular or pedestrian access area. Construction areas are closed to the public for obvious safety reasons. Use the queue space provided, take turns merging at the merge point, don’t block intersections, and drive defensively.
Moving established traffic control devices endangers lives and is a crime punishable by a $300 fine and/or 90 days in jail. Report suspicious activity or suspected tampering to the Police Department by calling 911 or 662-8222.
Please check the County’s website, www.losalamosnm.us/Projects for the most current updates.