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Welcome to the Public Works projects pages!  If you'd like to learn more about the Public Works Department and its responsibilities, please click here.

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.

Golf Course Parking Lot Improvements 

The parking lot improvements are almost complete, all that is left is for County crews to install three light poles, one for the new portion of the parking lot and two for the practice green pending delivery of the equipment.  In addition, the Nexus Sculpture was relocated from the triangle park at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Central to the golf course Thursday, June 23rd. 

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 Senior Center & Town Hall Remodel

Crews with R&M Construction continue to make steady progress on renovations, including interior walls, plumbing rough-ins, site grading, foundation for the new kitchen, and installation of a new waterline in Longview Drive.

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

Emergency roof repairs to seal numerous leaks are complete.

Architectural work continues to design a more substantial reroofing, including a wall system, window replacement and HVAC system to better insulate and control the temperature in the bunkrooms. Construction is contemplated for late 2016 through early 2017.

Fuller Lodge Phases 2-4 Remodel and Historical Museum Improvements  

Continuation of the multi-phase work at Fuller Lodge and remodel the Historical Museum, using the Kells + Craig Facility Condition Assessment for these facilities, plus other work as identified. Scope of design and construction will include:

Fuller Lodge: Replacing the stone entry work on the west side (main entrance); replacing the portal and flagstone patio; exposing the steps that were present when the Lodge was the Boys Ranch; continuing the window and exterior door replacement for the North, South and West Wings; Log repair/replacement as warranted; wood inlay refurbishment; stucco repair and re-color; limited repainting of interior as budget allows; possible replacement of the existing elevator.

Historical Museum: Changing the main entrance, shifting it east to the next door to allow for better ADA compliance; shifting of interior spaces and opening up interior spaces; adding an interior ramp to get to the north area; floor refinishing; lighting upgrades; interior painting; log restoration; combining the two interior restrooms into one ADA compliant restroom; replacement of the heating system and adding a ventilation system; remove the exterior bar and refurbish windows; creation of a formal seating area outside if budget allows; clean up of the exterior facades.

Los Alamos Police/Fire Dispatch Lighting Improvements 

Design to improve the lighting needs of the dispatch area continues.  Changes to the system will include removing the existing fluorescent lighting system and installing dimmable LED fixtures to customize lighting levels.  On-call electrical contractors will perform the work