Cone Zone 07-04-14

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Central Avenue Improvements Project:

Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and 20th Street for night work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

During the daytime, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th will consist of one lane of westbound traffic. Eastbound Central traffic will be detoured to Deacon, to 15th and back to eastbound Central. The detour was moved from Trinity Drive to Deacon to enhance traffic flow. 

On-street parking on Central will be closed, use alternate parking in the area.

The contractor plans on working a day and night crew in an effort to complete this section of the project within the first 60 days of the construction. When possible, please use alternate business entrances including those along Deacon, 15th Street, and 20th Street.

Pedestrian detour signs are posted, please use the detour and stay out of the work zone.

N.M. 502 / Trinity Storm Drain Improvements:

The north Knecht intersection at Trinity is closed through July 14 to install the storm drain across Knecht. Knecht south of Trinity will remain open. Eastbound Trinity traffic will be maintained. Access north Knecht from Central. This will be the final phase of the project.

The northern lanes of Trinity Drive remain closed, resulting in one-way eastbound traffic on Trinity and a westbound detour to Central Avenue. Paving operations have been completed between DP Road to 7th Street (new Meri-Mac / Smith’s Marketplace intersection). 

Eastbound: One travel lane of eastbound NM502 / Trinity Drive traffic will be maintained; travelers will be able to access DP Road and continue eastbound on NM502.

Westbound: Traffic will be detoured to Central Avenue, then to 15th, and back to Trinity Drive. Westbound traffic may access DP Road by following the Trinity detour and turning left (east) at 15th and Trinity.

The established westbound detour is purposely routed through the signalized intersections at Central and 15th, and at 15th and Trinity to allow for the most efficient traffic flow. Please use extreme caution, watch for pedestrians, and slow down as you move through the detour area. 

The Central Avenue access to the Municipal Building will remain closed through project completion; please use the Municipal Building driveways off Iris Street.

The contractor will be working on July 5 and 6.

Western Area Improvements Phase 2:

45th Street off Trinity remains closed to through traffic; on 46th off Trinity the contractor continues with service line connections to the new water meters, expect intermittent delays. Concrete work continues on drive pads and curb and gutter installations on 45th and 46th Streets. Access to residences as well as services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection will be maintained.