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If you would like to contact us about any Public Works project, please call the Public Works Department at 505-662-8150 or send an email

Active Projects

Canyon Rim Trail Phase 2

The purpose of the project will continue the Canyon Rim Trail at its current terminus near Fire Station #6 (along NM502), continues west along the north rim of DP Canyon, crosses DP Canyon via a bridge behind Crossroads Church, continues along the south rim of DP Canyon and eventually heads south across DP Road where it will connect to the existing trail along the northern edge of Los Alamos Canyon near the Trinity Site Development/Smith’s Marketplace. The project includes construction of a 10 ft. wide asphalt trail, retaining walls, handrail and a 180 foot bridge to span across DP Canyon. 

Central Avenue Phase 2 Improvements

The purpose of the project improvements include sanitary sewer upgrades, road reconstruction consisting of a new asphalt driving surface, curb, gutter, drainage structures, sidewalks, on-street parking, bus pullouts, street lighting, irrigation, continuation of streetscape furnishing and landscaping. Project on Central Avenue, starting 30 feet west of 15th Street and proceed east to the 9th Street intersection.

Knecht Street Improvements

The project consists of roadway reconstruction and drainage improvements of Knecht Street, from the Trinity Drive intersection south to the street terminus at Smith's Marketplace. The project also proposes to incorporated a trail connection from Knecht Street to the Canyon Rim Trail and new ADA accessible sidewalk along the west side of the street. Trail connection will connect Canyon Rim Trail at its current westernmost edge (near the Smith's Marketplace) to on road facilities at Knecht Street.

NM 502 Trinity Drive – Knecht to Tewa Loop (NMDOT Project)

Engineering Staff continues to work with NMDOT as needed towards their effort to advertise the project for bids and begin construction in spring 2017.

The roadway project limits of this New Mexico Department of Transportation project are on Trinity Drive, between Knecht Street to Tewa Loop. This project is funded in the FY2014 NMDOT District 5 State Transportation Improvement Program in the amount of $3.8 million. The County Capital Improvement Program has $1.125 million allocated for the County's match. Total available funding is $4.925 million. Design is underway, with construction anticipated to begin in 2017.

For more information on this project please contact Juan Rael, Project Development Engineer, at juan.rael@state.nm.us or (505) 827-5192.

Western Area Phase 4 Improvements

The project consists of utility and roadway improvements including water main upgrades, utility service connections, asphalt paving, curb, gutter, sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, drive pads, and drainage structures for the following streets: 

Western Area: 45th (Sandia to 41st); 40th/41st Loop; 40th Street (from Sandia to UNM-LA turnaround).

Denver Steel Area: 39th Street (Orange to Ridgeway); 38th Street (39th to Ridgeway); 37th Street (39th/Orange to Ridgeway); Orange (Diamond to 37th Street).

White Rock Civic and Senior Center Renovations

Project renovations include the following:

Remodel four existing buildings:  Interior demolition and renovation including new framing to include new partitions and acoustical panels, new floor finishes, ceilings, doors, hardware, fire protection system, security systems and restroom renovations for ADA accessibility; kitchen addition with new appliances and equipment; exterior renovations including new doors, window frames and glazing.

New roof top mechanical equipment, associated screening and associated roof modifications. 

Site work:  Demolition of existing parking lots; new site grading and drainage systems; parking lot reconfiguration and new asphalt pavement; new concrete sidewalks with a snow melt system in identified areas; landscaping and irrigation; and utility service upgrades.

LEED Considerations:  Although difficult to achieve LEED Silver Certification with this type of building configuration and renovation, LEED concepts are incorporated into the project.

Major Facility Maintenance (MFM) Projects 

Fire Station 2 and 4 HVAC Systems

Fire Station #2, only the boiler and associated piping are being replaced. Fire Station #4, the entire heating and cooling system will be replaced including the boiler, air handlers, and ducting.

The design is complete and the Invitation For Bids will be issued in time to start the construction in the Spring of 2017.  Construction is expected to be complete for both buildings by the end of Summer.  The reason for the replacement is that the existing heating cooling system is old and near a complete failure.  A facilities assessment of all of the County buildings conducted in 2010 identified this need and the work has been planned since that time.  The project is paid for through the Major Facilities Maintenance fund which is appropriated yearly for this type of work.  Both Fire Stations will remain fully operational during the construction work.  There should be no impact to the roads or to the public.

Fire Station 3

Initial scope was to provide a waterproof and insulated wall barrier for the bunkrooms, replace the windows and improve the HVAC to the rooms.  Scope was added to replace the roof which failed prematurely.  The roof has been repaired sufficiently to get through the design, bidding and construction phases.

Fuller Lodge Phases 2-4 Remodel and Historical Museum Improvements  

Fuller Lodge – refurbish the windows on the North, South and West wings and add storm/screen windows; replace the elevator; refurbish the Green Room as a result of the new elevator; refurbish and “flip” the main Men’s and Women’s restrooms; make improvements to the Reservation Office; remove and replace the east patio – lowering it to the original elevation as shown in the pictures at the Lodge and making other aesthetic improvements including landscaping; replace the west entrance including the flagstone, sidewalk, stairs and ramp and adding in snow melt to the ramp; refurbish the 2nd floor restroom near the elevator; add wood flooring to the Zia and Throne Rooms.

Historical Museum – replace the wood log exterior facing; replace the wood log columns (5); re-work the upper stone porch; replace the ramp; change the entrance to the Museum; refurbish the interior; add a ramp to the interior so visitors can visit the north addition; replace the heating system and add refrigerated air; completely replace the electrical; replace the restroom; refurbish the exterior doors and windows; create a small patio in front of the Museum; landscaping improvements.

Los Alamos Police/Fire Dispatch Lighting Improvements 

Replace the lighting in the Dispatch area to make it more comfortable for the Dispatchers.  This area was outfitted with standard conference room type lighting, which is not conducive to the lighting requirements for a Dispatch area