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33rd / 34th Street & Arkansas Avenue Roadway Infrastructure Improvements

Project Information:

Budget: The Roadway budget is $2,500,000 and the Utility budget is $800,000

Scope of Work:

33rd & 34th Street Roadway & Utility Improvements

  • Roadway and Drainage Improvements
    • Remove and replace the pavement section, i.e., asphalt, base, and subgrade
    • New storm drain will be added in the road
    • Remove and replace targeted concrete infrastructure
      • Curb, gutters, sidewalks, driveway, and ADA curb ramps for ADA accessibility

Arkansas Avenue

  • Roadway Improvements
  • Process, Place and Compaction. Targeted full depth subgrade repairs

Utilities

  • Main Water Line and Lateral Connections
    • Replace existing water line with new 8” PVC Line
    • New connection from main water line to meter
  • Sewer Line Upgrades
    • Replace existing sewer lines

Schedule: The project shall meet Final Completion, no later than November 30, 2022


Update as of April, 2022

The design for 33rd/34th Street and Arkansas project is underway. Once this design is complete, the procurement process and construction management phase will begin.

A public meeting was held on March 3, 2022 in conjunction with the Transportation Board. Those interested in watching the meeting can view it at the link below:

 http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx



Project Schedule:

  • Advertise for Bids – April 7, 2022
  • Award Construction Contract – May 24, 2022
  • Start of Construction – June 15, 2022
  • Project Completion – November 30, 2022

    Public Information & Involvement

  • T-Board & Public Meeting - March 3, 2022
    • Public comments due by end of day on March 21, 2022; staff will review

  • Before Start of Construction
    • Notices will be sent to the local media
    • Flyers will be distributed to those adjacent to the project boundaries informing them of the start of construction and the initial traffic management plan

  • Ongoing Notifications During Construction
    • Traffic conditions and changes will be distributed through a Traffic Conditions email distribution list and to the media through the Cone Zone
    • Institutions & residents directly impacted by temporary construction disruptions or changes will receive door hangers 48 hours in advance
    • Please leave your contact information if you’re interested in receiving weekly traffic updates

Art in Public Places: Sunflower Art Installation

Project Information:

Budget: $60,000

Scope of Work:                 

  • Reinforce and install a donated art piece from recycled bomb casing assembled in the shape of a sunflower.

Schedule:  The project shall be complete by end of 2022

 
Update as of 
 February 17, 2022


Utilizing the same contracting method and contractor as the HHW Building project, staff anticipated a response from a contractor before end of January for the assembly, application of a durable paint system, and installation of the sunflower on the Eco-Station Building. 

Betty Ehart Senior Center: Kitchen Equipment Upgrade

Update as of  April, 2022

Staff received the Notice of Obligation from the State grant agency. Design is expected to be completed by July 2022.

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass

Project Information:

Budget: Council awarded the services agreement to: AUI, Inc. January 26, 2021 in the amount of $2,909,777.55 plus NM GRT and establish a project budget in the amount of $3,550,000.00.

Scope of Work:

  • Construction of a 10-ft wide ADA compliant Multi-Use Trail crossing under NM 502 and connecting to the existing Canyon Rim Trail on the South and Entrada Drive to the north.
  • Installation of a 12-ft wide x 10-ft tall concrete box culvert spanning approximately 84-ft. beneath NM 502 that includes lighting within the structure.
  • Additional lighting installed at the existing trailhead parking lot to address safety concerns.

Schedule: The project shall meet Final Completion, no later than October 31, 2021

Update as of  April, 2022

  • A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday May 20, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. More information will be provided closer to the date.

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns

Canyon Rim Trail Phase 3 (Canyon Rim Trail - West)

Project Information:

Budget: Council established a project budget in the amount of $1,250,000

Scope of Work:

The design and construction of the Canyon Rim Trail Phase III project will extend the Canyon Rim Trail from where it currently ends at Knecht Street westward to 15th Street along the canyon rim. Final design is pending land acquisition/easements.

Schedule: The project is anticipated to be constructed in Summer 2022.


Extension of the Canyon Rim Trail from Knecht Street to the 20th Street Extension.

Update as of  April, 2022

  • Staff is discussing easements with adjacent landowners for the Canyon Rim Trail Phase III project.

Canyon Rim Trail Presentation

Canyon Rim Trail Phase III Map.

Current Status: Preliminary Design and easement/parcel acquisition.

Project Budget: 1.3 Million

Tentative Project Schedule:

Easement/Parcel Acquisition Completion: In process.

Final Design: Will follow parcel acquisition. 

Construction: TBD

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.

Canyon Road - 39th Street to Rose Street

Project Purpose and Scope: 

Public Works Department in collaboration with Department of Public Utilities.

The project consists of a full reconstruction including drainage and ADA safety improvements of Canyon Road between 39th Street and Central Avenue. Canyon Road is a minor arterial servicing State Route NM 502 (Major Arterial) to the east and Diamond Drive (Previous Major Arterial NM 501) to the west. Canyon Road is a two-lane arterial with bike lanes, multiple center medians, left turn lanes, sidewalks, streetlights, and Atomic City Transit stops. The scope of work includes removal and replacement of the asphalt roadway section, new curb and gutter, existing drainage inlets retrofitting of the tops and grates, sidewalk, ADA ramps with detectable warning surfaces, drive pads, utilities valve adjustments, and sewer manhole cover adjustments, and striping. This project is a joint project with the County Department of Public Utilities to include rehabilitation of aging sewer lines, replacement of waterlines, and improvements to the electric system for future upgrades.

Additive Alternative – Pavement Preservation, Asphalt Mill & Overlay - Section of Central Ave from Rose Street to Oppenheimer Drive and the portion of Canyon Road from Central Avenue to Aquatic Center Driveway.

Project cost and funding source: 

Project funded through the FY 2022 Transportation CIP in the budgeted amount of $2,410,000.00 but has since been awarded NMDOT grant funding (Transportation Project Fund) in the same amount which requires a 5% local match. In addition, NMDOT Municipal Arterial Program funds were awarded to further fund the project in the amount of $124,444 with a 25% local match—council approved a budget revision for the additional MAP funds on October 19, 2021.


Canyon Road Reconstruction Project will begin on July 5

Los Alamos, New Mexico—TLC Plumbing and Utility will begin construction activities on Canyon Road on July 5, 2022. Phase 1 will start at Rose Street to the western driveway of the Aquatic Center. Phase 2 will start at the Aquatic Center western driveway to 39th street. The final stage will be the section of Canyon Road from Central Ave to the back driveway of the Aquatic Center.  Completion of the project is scheduled at the end of November 2022.

The Contractor will coordinate with Aquatic Center, Canyon Village Apartment residents, and IHM Catholic Church on detours and access.

Atomic City Transit and Park and Ride will adjust their routes accordingly.


Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please use caution around construction activities and avoid entering the work zone.

Services such as mail delivery, trash and recycling collection, and emergency services will be maintained. Please contact the Public Works Department should you have special access needs.

Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and patience or additional information, please contact the Public Works Department office at (505) 662-8150 or call Karen Henderson, Project Manager at 505-709-7532 or send an email to [email protected]


Attached is the Map that shows the different Phases of the the project.


Public Meeting:

A public meeting was held in conjunction with the Transportation Board meeting on February 3, 2022 at 5:30pm.Those interested in watching the meeting can use the link below:

 http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx


Update as of  June 24, 2022

TLC Plumbing and Utility will begin construction activities on Canyon Road on July 5, 2022. Phase 1 will be from Rose Street to the western driveway of the Aquatic Center. Phase 2 will be from the Aquatic Center western driveway to 39th street. The final stage will be the section of Canyon Road from Central Ave to the back driveway of the Aquatic Center.  Completion of the project is scheduled at the end of November 2022.

The Contractor will coordinate with Aquatic Center, Canyon Village Apartment residents, and IHM Catholic Church on detours and access.

Atomic City Transit and Park and Ride will make adjustments to their routes accordingly.

Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please use caution around construction activities and avoid entering the work zone.

Services such as mail delivery, trash and recycling collection, and emergency services will be maintained. Please contact the Public Works Department should you have special access needs.

Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and patience.

Email comments and questions to the Public Works Department at [email protected] or call Karen Henderson, Project Manager at 505-663-1856 for more information.

Cumbres del Norte Road Improvements

Project Purpose and Scope:

Full reconstruction of roadways within the Cumbres del Norte Subdivision—Camino Redondo, Camino Medio, Cumbres Patio. The scope of work includes removal and replacement of the asphalt roadway section. The project also consists of isolated areas of new curb and gutter, storm drain improvements, sidewalk, ADA ramps with detectable warning surfaces, drive pads, and manhole/valve adjustments. It’s possible the Department of Public Utilities may have some isolated utility work conducted as part of the project.

Project cost and funding source: 

Project funded through the FY 2022 Transportation CIP in the budgeted amount of $1,903,000.00. This project has also been awarded NMDOT grant funding to help supplement approved County Funding.

Map

Public Meeting:

A public meeting was held in conjunction with the Transportation Board meeting on February 3, 2022 at 5:30pm. Those interested in watching the meeting can use the link below:

 http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx


Update as of 
 June 21, 2022

Star Paving will continue construction activities on Camino Redondo. Phase 2 will start where Phase 1 ended at the drainage structures and will head west on Camino Redondo for approximately 1000 feet. Completion of the project is scheduled at the end of September 2022.

The Contractor will coordinate with residents when removal of vehicles from their street will need to take place. When required by contractor parking on the street will be prohibited.

Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please use caution around construction activities and avoid entering the work zone.

Services such as mail delivery, trash and recycling collection, school bus, and emergency services will be maintained. Please contact the Public Works should you have special access needs.

Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and patience.

For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department office at (505) 662-8150 or send an email to
[email protected].

Or Chris Sanchez 505-709-0962

Deacon Street Improvements

Project Information:

Budget: $200,000 for Design (FY2021), $2,000,000 for Construction (FY2022).

Update as of  February 1, 2022

Public Works and Economic Development staff are finalizing a scope of work for roadway and utility infrastructure improvements in preparation for contracting professional design services for the project. The Economic Development Administrator is working to schedule meetings with a variety of business community stakeholders to help formulate the design scope.

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.  


DP Road Infrastructure - Phase I Bluffs Senior Housing and Canyon Walk Apartments

Update as of  February 1, 2022

Bluffs Senior Housing (Tract A-8-b)

The site plan application was approved on September 23, 2020, by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Crews with the development team began site clearing and grading operations at the end of September 2021 and are now working on construction of the building foundation.

Canyon Walk Apartments (Tract A-9)

Roadway construction is near completion with portions of sidewalk and curb and gutter remaining to close out the roadway construction aspect of the project. Staff is awaiting a schedule from the developer to complete the remaining DP Road construction activities.  On site Storm water detention pond redesign was submitted approved.  Construction of the detention pond in nearing completion.

Information on the Canyon Walk Apartments can be found at the following link:  https://www.kaykayrealty.com/canyon-walk/   

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.

DP Road Infrastructure - Phase II Roadway and Utility Improvement Project

Project Information:

Budget: Council awarded Design Services Agreement to Wilson & Company, Inc. on January 26, 2021 in the amount of $263,265.65 plus NM GRT and established a total project budget in the amount of $4.5 Million (FY2021 County CIP Funds) for Design and Construction.

Scope of Work:

  • Upgrades to Water, Gas and Electric services, and installation of a new sewer line and lift station.  Fiber and communication upgrades where necessary.
  • Roadway reconstruction to include curb & gutter, sidewalk, storm drain system, street lighting and cul-de-sac turnaround at eastern end.
  • Evaluation of parking area layouts on southside of DP Road.

Schedule: Design scheduled for completion December 2021.
                  Construction scheduled to begin April 2022 and continue through November 2022

Update as of  April, 2022

A meeting with DP Road Business/Property Owners has been scheduled in April to discuss the Phase II Infrastructure project schedule and construction phasing which is intended to minimize disruption to the extent possible.  The design is scheduled to be completed in April. The project will be put out to bid in May with construction to begin in July/August 2022


Presentation on demand

Document Downloads

Proposed Project Timeline:

  • Design Kick-off – February 2021
  • Evaluation of the Parking Area Alternatives May/June 2021
  • Design Completion – December 2021
  • Construction Bid and Award – January/March 2022
  • Construction Start – April 2022
  • Construction Completion – November 2022

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.  

 

Finch Street Extension & Road Improvements

Project Information:

Budget: Council established a project budget in the amount of $1,500,000

Scope of Work:

The Finch Street project will design and construct an extension of Finch Street from the end of 35th Street through the current Los Alamos Medical Center parking lot to Trinity Drive (NM 502). The project will be coordinated with the Los Alamos Medical Center to reconfigure their existing parking lot and relocate their driveway east to the new Finch Street connection with Trinity Drive. The project will provide new roadway, sidewalk, and pedestrian ramps along Finch Street and a new right turn lane from Trinity on to the new Finch Street connection.  Staff continues to work closely with LAMC and NMDOT on all required transfers of ROW and State Access Permits required along Trinity Drive (NM 502). Staff completed boundary surveys for the required land acquisitions and ROW mapping. The design will be finalized once progress has been made on ROW transfers.

Schedule: The project is anticipated to be constructed in Summer 2022.

 

Update as of  February 1, 2022

Staff completed boundary surveys for LAMC in May 2021 for the required land acquisitions and mapping. County legal staff continues to discuss required land acquisitions with LAMC and drafting legal documents as the land appraisal is in process.  The design will be finalized once progress has been made on the land transfer.

County Staff and Consultants from Santa Fe Engineering presented the Finch Street Extension and Road Improvements at the December 3rd Transportation Board Meeting.

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.  

Golf Course Site Development Improvements

A public meeting for the Golf Course Improvements Project was held Wednesday, June 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Golf Course Clubhouse Community Room, 4244 Diamond Drive. The community has the option to attend the meeting in person or virtually via zoom.

6-22-22 Presentation



Preliminary Schedule

Design meetings for:

Phases I (Course Improvements for Golf Holes 4-18)

Phase II (Develop 3 design scenarios for Golf Holes 1-3, and the driving range)

Visit 1 - 5/25 - 5/27/22

Phase1 & Phase 2 (1) Kick-off Meeting 

Public (1) & Stakeholders (1) Meeting- Wednesday 5/26/22

Phase 1 & Phase 2 Site Visit with County Staff (1)- 5/26/22

Visit 2 – estimated dates 6/22 - 6/24/22

Public and Stakeholder Meeting schedule for Phase 2 - 3 Concept Plans:

Combine Stakeholders (2) and Public Meeting (2) will need to setup a preliminary meeting in time frame with Anthony (Park & Rec Schedule does not meet in this time frame)

Visit 3 - estimated dates 7/26 - 7/28/22 –

Public and Stakeholder Meeting schedule for Phase 2 – Plan Revisions #1

Council meeting if any action is required - 7/26/22 @ 6:00pm

Combine Stakeholders (3) and Public Meeting (3) will need to setup a preliminary meeting in time frame with Anthony (Park & Rec Schedule does not meet in this time frame

Visit 4 – estimated 9/6 – 9/8/22

Phase 1 - 90% Drawing Package - Review and Meet (Virtual/In Person) – this might be earlier?

Public and Stakeholder Meeting schedule for Phase 2 – Plan Revisions #2

Council meeting if action is required – 9/6//22 @ 6:00pm

Stakeholders Meeting (4) – Parks & Recs meeting 9/8/22

Virtual Visit – Last week in September for Phase1 – 100% CDs

Visit 5 – estimated dates – 3rd Week in October

Public and Stakeholder Meeting schedule for Phase 2 – Plan Revisions #3

Council meeting if action is required – 10/18/22 @ 6:00pm

Stakeholders Meeting (5)- will need to setup a preliminary meeting in time frame with Anthony

Visit 6 – estimated dates – 2nd week in November

  • Public and Stakeholder Meeting schedule for Phase 2 – between Plan Revisions #4 and Final Council meeting if action is required 11/15/22 @ 6:00pm

 

On May 3, Council approved a contract with iConsult LLC (dba iCon Golf Studio and Grass Roots Golf Design) for golf course design services. Services for the project is separated into two phases.  Phase 1 includes assembly of design drawings and construction documents for improving Holes 4 through 18, while Phase 2 includes development of design concepts for improvements to Holes 1 through 3, the driving range, and other improvements such as practice area and cart path upgrades.

Questions/comments call the Public Works Department at 505-662-8150 or send an email to [email protected]

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.  

LAC/LAPS White Rock Recreation Space: Design

Update as of  April, 2022

Staff received a proposal from an on-call architect to evaluate conceptual design options to partner with the Los Alamos Public Schools. County would supplement expenses to construct a larger gymnasium space with the schools to accommodate community use.

Leisure Lagoon Project

Project Information:

Budget: Council awarded the services agreement to Klinger Constructors, LLC on January 15, 2021 in the amount of $7,205,000.00 plus applicable gross receipts tax and established a project budget in the amount of $8,200,000.00 in Capital Improvement Funds plus an additional $1,400,000.00 in Major Facility Maintenance Funds for improvements to the lobby, main building infrastructure and the flat roof replacement over the lobby and offices for a total budget of $9,600,000.00.

Scope of Work:

  • Design work of the Leisure Pool and other improvements
  • Commissioning of the new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Leisure Lagoon Pool addition including play features
  • Lobby Improvements
  • Olympic Pool Filter Replacement
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Roof Improvements to the flat roof system over the entry and offices
  • Sewer line relocation
  • Gas line relocation

Schedule: The project is scheduled to achieve Substantial Completion December 20, 2021, with Final Completion (punch list completed) scheduled for January 17, 2022.

Update as of  April, 2022

A punch list walkthrough was held April 14, 2022. The final completion date for the project is set for June 30, 2022. HVAC equipment is being started up and tested. Delivery of electrical equipment that has been delayed in shipping is now expected in May.


Leisure Lagoon Project (Kiddie Pool Presentation)

Project Manager: Wayne Kohlrust

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns. 

North Mesa Shared-Use Gymnasium

Project Information:

Budget:The County received a State of New Mexico Capital Outlay grant from the 2020 Legislative Session in the amount of $350,000 for the project for planning and design services. Council awarded a contract to FBT Architects.

Scope of Work:

The project proposes to develop a shared-use gymnasium located at the Los Alamos Middle School that will support County recreation programs and allow Los Alamos Public Schools’ programmatic use during school hours.  Development of the project consists of various phases as follows:

  • Pre-Design and Programming Phase
    • Evaluate three sites at the middle school campus where the facility could be located
    • Develop programming options for what features & amenities to include
    • Prepare budgetary cost estimates for options
    • Seek input from public and direction from School Board and Council
  • Schematic Design and Design Development Phases
    • Schematic Design Phase – complete design to approximately 30 percent
    • Design Development – complete design to approximately 60 percent with detailed construction cost estimates

Schedule:

  • April through July 2022 - Pre-Design and Programming.
  • July / August (tentative) - School Board and County Council meeting.
  • August through October 2022 (tentative) - Schematic Design and Design Development.


Update as of May 23, 2022

Project representatives from the County, Los Alamos Public Schools, and architects from the design team held a public meeting on June 1, 2002, to seek public input on options for sites and facility size and amenities to include in the project. Below is the presentation and link to view the meeting: 

North Mesa Public Presentation

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/nLUzUP_N4iIatU9Ysfi4klMD9bD_pvEzT9U4PnysL0bYIGisPw_apDg8swYBx0NP.uEJXBl1Ug4-3glsh?startTime=1654125668000


Please see the survey link below for the North Mesa Share-Use Gymnasium Project

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAC_LAPS_Gym

 

Project Manager: Sara Rhoton

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns. 


Sherwood Boulevard Improvements

Project Information:

Budget: Council awarded the services agreement to: Star Paving Company, Division of the Cruz Corporation on  September 28,2021 in the amount of $2,191,461.00 plus NM GRT and establish a project budget in the amount of $2,737,500.00.

Scope of Work:

Sherwood Boulevard (Grand Canyon to Aztec Avenue): Roadway infrastructure and drainage improvements include removal of existing asphalt surface and base material, placement of a new storm drain system and installation of new asphalt surface. Reconstruction of driveways, sidewalks, curb ramps, and valley gutters will be completed on an as needed basis. Storm drain installation will include new drop inlets, manholes and storm drainpipe.  Water service adjustments for adjacent residences will be required to accommodate placement of the new storm drain.

Sherwood Boulevard/Piedra Loop Intersection: To address roadway settlement and subgrade issues, the intersection of Sherwood Boulevard and Piedra Loop will be reconstructed by removing and replacing the asphalt surface and base material which also includes re-compaction of the subgrade surface.

Bid Option 1 (Piedra Loop to Grand Canyon): This bid option includes a mill and overlay of the existing pavement from Piedra Loop to Grand Canyon.  This pavement preservation work was originally programmed separately by the Traffic & Streets Division but was coordinated with the project to acquire a better overall value to the county with regards to budget and schedule.

Bid Option 2 (Grand Canyon to Aztec Avenue): This bid option addresses the replacement existing direct bury wire for street lighting by installing electric conduit and pull boxes along with relocation of one existing light pole.

Schedule: The project shall meet Final Completion, no later than July 18, 2022


Update as of  June 24, 2022

Star Paving will begin construction activities on Sherwood Blvd on February 21, 2022. Phase 1 will be from Aztec Ave to Grand Canyon Dr. Phase 1B will be just north of Aztec Ave. Phase 2 will the Piedra Loop / Sherwood Intersection with Phase 3 Sherwood from Piedra Loop to Grand Canyon Ave. Completion is schedule mid-September 2022

The Contractor will coordinate with residents when removal of vehicles from their street will need to take place. When required by contractor parking on the street will be prohibited.

Work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please use caution in the work zone.

Services such as mail delivery, trash and recycling collection, school bus, and emergency services will be maintained. Please contact the Public Works should you have special access needs.

Staff gave a project presentation to the Transportation Board on April 1st, where they solicited public input. 

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.  

Tennis Court with Lights: Site Selection and Design

Update as of  April, 2022

At the April 5, 2022 County Council meeting, Council supported requests from citizen petitions to remove Urban Park and Mesa Meadows from consideration as potential locations for new tennis courts.

Trinity Drive Safety & ADA Improvements – Oppenheimer to Knecht Street

Update as of  April, 2022

The Trinity Safety and ADA Improvements design project has been kicked off and the existing conditions report is scheduled to be completed in early April with the development and evaluation of design alternatives to follow.

Based on the findings in the RSA, Los Alamos County was awarded $4.25 million in Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding and State Match for Design, Right-of-Way acquisition and Construction of safety improvements along the section of Trinity Drive (NM502) from Oppenheimer Drive to Knecht Street. Project design and construction is entirely funded with federal and state safety funds. 

An RFP for design services was advertised on September 5th with proposals received on October 19th.  Following review of the submitted proposals, a design services contract will be presented to Council for award at the January 4, 2022, meeting.  Following the contract award the initial task will include assembly, collection, and analysis of engineering, right-of-way, traffic, property ownership, drainage, and other data that will be considered in identifying the need for improvement and factors that could affect improvement alternatives.  Through this data collection and analysis, a set of alternatives will be development and an initial screening will be conducted (Phase A). An engineering refinement will be conducted of preferred alternatives from which a detailed evaluation will be conducted to identify a preferred alternative(s) (Phase B).  The findings of this task will be summarized in a combined Phase A/B Report.  Business, property owners and general public input will be sought throughout this task which is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.  Following selection of the preferred alternative the development of the design plans will begin with final design expected to be completed by May 2023.  Construction is then expected to begin in late 2023 and continue through 2024.  

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.  

Trinity Drive & 36th Street Intersection (With Road Diet Alternative, Diamond to Oppenheimer)

Project Information:

Budget: Council established a project budget in the amount of $1,200,000

Scope of Work:

In 2019, Public Works Department contracted for a traffic engineering study and design services with Santa Fe Engineering Consultants to determine the off-site improvements required to accommodate the additional traffic generated from “The Hill” Apartments, a proposed housing development currently under construction. The study considered various alternatives one of which includes a “road diet” which has been implemented. Improvements at the intersection includes realignment of the 35th Street (access to the site on the south) with 36thStreet (on the north side), addition of an eastbound transit bus pullout lane, and installation of a pedestrian crossing consisting of a short median, marked crosswalks with signs and pedestrian actuated rapid flashing beacons. The design is complete.

Schedule: The project is anticipated to begin construction in Spring 2022.


Trinity Drive & 36th Street Design Plans

Trinity Drive & 36th Street Traffic Analysis

Trinity Drive Road Diet Layout

Update as of  February 1, 2022

An Access Permit from Trinity Drive to the site was issued by NMDOT on May 12, 2020. The associated road diet configuration for Trinity (NM 502) was approved by County Council on June 9, 2020 and implemented by NMDOT. As a condition of the access permit, the County is required to transfer a portion of right-of-way to NMDOT. The resolution and ordinance for this land transfer was approved by council on November 9, 2021, with the ordinance effective on December 18, 2021. The final transfer to NMDOT occurred in January 2022. Construction of these offsite improvements for the Hill Apartments are anticipated to begin in Spring 2022.



Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.  

Urban Trail Phases I and II

Los Alamos County Public Works Department invited the Public, in conjunction with the Transportation Board Meeting on Thursday, October 7, 2021 to discuss the Urban Trail Phase I and II.

Urban Trail Phase I & II Presentation


Scope of Work

Phase I

  • Design of Multi-use Trail between the Trinity/20th St Intersection to the Spruce St/Ponderosa Intersection (Design being completed by Los Alamos County Engineering staff)
  • Environmental and Cultural Resources Study (Being completed by Wilson & Company)

Phase II

  • Design of Multi-use Trail between the Spruce St/Ponderosa Intersection to Canyon Road/Central Ave Intersection (Design being completed by Wilson & Company)
  • Environmental and Cultural Resources Study (Being completed by Wilson & Company)

Schedule: Phase I & Phase II Design scheduled for completion June 2022.

                  Phase I & Phase II Construction scheduled to begin Fall 2022 and continue through November 2023.


Update as of  April, 2022


Staff is designing Phase I and Phase 2 is being designed by one of our on-call engineers with design completion expected in May 2022 and construction anticipated in Spring 2023

Urban Trail Presentation

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns

White Rock Visitors Center Complex: Restrooms and Food Truck Pad: Design

Project Information:

Budget: $50,000

Scope of Work:                

  • Planning and design of restroom facilities and infrastructure for food trucks at the White Rock Visitor’s Center

Schedule:   The project shall be complete by end of 2022


Update as of  April, 2022

Staff requested revisions to a proposal received from an on-call architect for design services.

Women's Army Corps (WAC) Building Renovations

Project Information:

Budget: Council appropriated a budget of $350,000 for design work and possibly some minimal materials testing.  Further, Council awarded a facility condition assessment, design and construction administration and historic registration services contract to Mullen-Heller Architects.

Scope of Work:

  • Assessment, Design and Historic Registration Services – Mullen-Heller Architecture
    • Assess the former WAC Facility (most recently the Christian Science Church),  Work to include the building envelope, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection/suppression systems and other work
    • Assist with conducting public meetings with stakeholders that include the neighboring residents, National Park Service, Forest Service, Visitors Center, Manhattan National Historic Park, Historic Preservation Advisory Board and other boards (to be determined), Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office and others for potential uses of the building.
    • Documentation of the current condition of the building and then document changes made during design and construction for National Registration as an Historic site.
  • Construction Project
    • Once the assessment, design and documentation of current conditions and public input and involvement meetings are completed, work to improve the project will be bid and awarded by County Council.
    • Construction is anticipated to begin in either late in 2022 or early 2023.
    • Register the facility at the National and State levels.

Schedule:

  • Assessment, Design and documentation services are expected to continue into 2022
  • Construction is expected to begin in late 2022 or early 2023

Update as of  April, 2022

A meeting will be held in May with representatives from Historical Archives and National Park Service. A presentation to Council is planned for June 28, 2022.

Project Manager: Wayne Kohlrust

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with questions, or concerns.