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Diamond Drive Phase 3 work begins Wednesday

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By Jennifer Garcia

Starting next week, those who use Diamond Drive will again see a familiar site as construction equipment begins to get moved into the area.

RMCI, Inc., the contractor who will work on Diamond Drive Phase 3 will begin moving equipment on Monday. However, the actual work will not begin until Wednesday.

The contractor will begin setting up traffic control on Tuesday. This means that traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Diamond from the Sandia/Orange intersection to Arkansas/38th Street. All traffic will be shifted to the east side of Diamond.

In addition, the sidewalk on the west side of Diamond from north of Ridgeway to the steps of Mountain School will be closed. As a result of this closure, pedestrians are encouraged to use the sidewalk on the east side of Diamond.

There will also be no access from Diamond to Ridgeway, as this portion of the road will be closed. Motorists are encouraged to use Sandia as an alternate route. Right turns from Ridgeway onto Diamond will be allowed, however, left turns from Ridgeway onto Diamond will not be allowed.