The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will add design and safety improvements this summer to the intersection of N.M. 4 and East Jemez Road in White Rock, a dangerous intersection notorious for collisions, according National Nuclear Security Administration officials.
Los Alamos officials were pleased with the announcement.
“Doing something about that intersection was the county’s number one priority,” said Los Alamos Deputy County Manager Brian Bosshardt. “We were in those meetings pushing hard to make sure that project was included on the overall list in terms of how they were going to spend the $12 million in road projects.”
East Jemez Road, from Diamond Drive all the way down to N.M. 4, will be improved as part of a plan to upgrade safety on the roads used by Los Alamos National Laboratory to transport waste.
Officials connected to maintaining the road estimate that at least four to five major accidents have occurred at that intersection last year.