Diamond pothole patchwork continues

-A A +A
By Katy Korkos

The potholes on Diamond Drive near the high school have become worse since a so-called fix was applied in December. Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman said that he had received complaints from county residents, and that he and his staff were doing everything possible to fix the problem.“As many residents have noticed, some areas of the overlay have failed and the transitions at the Canyon Road and Sandia Drive intersections were very poorly constructed,” Zimmerman said. “Because of the condition of the work performed, the contractor has not received any payment for the work. County staff has been communicating with the contractor, and demanding that the work be corrected.”In December, the county had a contractor place a thin asphalt overlay on Diamond Drive between Canyon and Sandia Drive. The purpose of the overlay was to protect the existing road structure from moisture and possible failure until the Diamond Drive Reconstruction project rebuilds that section of Diamond Drive (2010), Zimmerman said.The cost of the overlay is estimated at $89,000.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.

You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday