The Los Alamos Transportation Board agenda was packed with updates on various projects during a regular meeting June 6.
Bandelier National Monument’s Chief of Resources Barbara Judy presented the transportation aspect of the proposed Tsankawi Management Plan.
The National Park Service proposes building a new visitor staging area with parking aligned with the N.M. 4/East Jemez Road intersection. This would create a four-way intersection with a signal light. Cameras would be trained on the staging area access to provide egress from the staging area only as needed.
“We recognize that the primary traffic movement needs to be along highway 4,” Judy said. “The idea would be that we would minimally add to the burden on that intersection.”
Bandelier staff has been working with the New Mexico Department of Transportation on a request for a Federal Highway Administration Federal Lands Access Grant.
T-board members asked Judy to make sure the plan includes an Atomic City Transit stop with a safe turnaround for buses.
The plan will be made available for public comment in August.
Airport Manager Peter Soderquist updated the board on air service use and the new flight schedules that were implemented June 10.