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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 project consists of continuing the existing trail from Fire Station #6 west towards the new Smith’s Marketplace that includes a 10 ft. wide asphalt trail, retaining walls, handrail and a 180 foot bridge to span across DP Canyon.  Engineering Staff submitted applications to NMDOT for funding assistance and received just over $887K in federal funds for project construction.

Central Avenue Phase 2 Improvements

Proposed 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.

Golf Course Parking Lot Improvements 

Construction of the final phase of the Golf Course parking lot is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 18, 2016. The contractor, GM Emulsion, will install a perimeter fence around the eastern portion of the main parking lot for safety. This work will include the addition of 11 parking spaces, a golf club drop off area and three light poles installed. There will be one light for the parking lot and two lights for the practice green. In addition to the parking lot, this construction work will include the relocation of the Nexus Sculpture from the triangle park at the intersection of Central Avenue and Trinity Drive.

Patrons of the golf course will be allowed to use the western portion of the parking lot and overflow parking areas.  As large trucks will be hauling base and asphalt materials into the work area, motorists and patrons are asked to use caution.  Works hours will be 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.  The project is scheduled for completion by May 27th, weather permitting.  

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 incorporate a trail connection from Knecht Street to Canyon Rim Trail and new ADA accessible sidewalk along the west side of the street.

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

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 or (505) 827-5192.

Sherwood Blvd., La Vista & Tract A-19 Improvements

Improvements to Sherwood Blvd. include full reconstruction from NM 4 to the Cañada del Buey tributary, just north of Aztec Ave. consisting of new asphalt driving surface including curb, gutter, street lighting, landscaping, trees and 6 ft. sidewalks on each side of the roadway.  Improvements to Tract A-19 include extending La Vista Drive north of NM 4 and installing utility infrastructure, i.e. sanitary sewer, water, gas, and electric, to service future developed areas of the site.  Roadway improvements include sidewalks, landscape buffers, curb, gutter, storm drains, bike lanes, driving lanes and street lighting.  The project also includes sidewalk installation along the north side of NM 4 from Sherwood Blvd. to La Vista.  Both project areas have been included into one bid package due to their close proximity.

Western Area Phase 4 Improvements

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

The remodel work will include a new administrative area in the current White Rock Branch Library building, create a program area in the current White Rock Senior Center building, and provide minor refurbishing for the White Rock Town Hall and White Rock Activity Center. All buildings will receive a new HVAC system and wall treatments. Windows are expected to be replaced in all four buildings, along with new storefronts and other miscellaneous improvements.

Major Facility Maintenance (MFM) Projects 

Fire Station 2 and 4 HVAC Systems

The air conditioning at Fire Station 4 is 12 years old and has been failing.  The boiler is 40+ years old and is inefficient.  The boiler at Fire Station 2 is 50+ years old and inefficient.  There is also asbestos insulation covering the pipes in areas which can be disturbed. 

Fire Station 3 Bunkroom Walls Insulation

There have been several leaks through the bunkroom windows.  The bunkrooms are difficult to heat and cool due to their construction.  It was thought at the time that temperatures could be held at comfortable levels.  This has proved to be incorrect.  Since the fire staff “live” at these facilities during their shifts, improvements need to be made.  The project increased scope due to the roof issues.

Fuller Lodge Phases 2-4 Remodel and Historical Museum Improvements  

The work at Fuller Lodge includes the west and east entries, remodel of the first floor main restrooms, north, south and west wings window replacements, stucco color coat, wood inlay refreshing, remodel of the reception area, landscaping, concrete work near the kitchen entrance, concrete and snow melt work for the west entry way including the steps and ramp areas and replacement of the elevator. 

The Historical Museum work includes numerous exterior building refurbishments, boiler replacement to include adding air conditioning to protect the artifacts, window and door refurbishments, door refurbishments, HVAC replacement, fire alarm work, ADA restroom upgrades, floor refinishing, electrical upgrades, creation of an interior ramp to serve the north portion of the building, improved front area to provide a seating area and rehabilitation of the front steps and landing, and other associated work. 

Los Alamos Police/Fire Dispatch Lighting Improvements 

The Police Department has requested the reduction of light levels in the Dispatch area. Design will begin early February and once complete staff will obtain a quote from an on-call electrical contractor. 

Municipal Building - Emergency Power Verification 

Determine electrical capacity to house a secondary Emergency Operations center as well as a JIC/PIC (Joint Information Center/Public Information Center).