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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  November 1, 2021

The project is nearing completion as crews work on completing punch list items.  The trail underpass and trailhead parking area are scheduled to be open for use by the public on October 29, 2021.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is anticipated to be scheduled in early December.

Please feel free to email us at chris.sanchez@lacnm.us 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  November 1, 2021

The land acquisition process is underway with legal staff assisting with drafting the required documents to acquire the required land through easement. Final design efforts will commence once the easement acquisitions progress.

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 eric.ulibarri@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns.

Deacon Street Improvements

Project Information:

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

Update as of  November 1, 2021

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.  Meetings with a variety of business community stakeholders will be scheduled to help with formulating the design scope.

Please feel free to email us at eric.martinez@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns.  

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

Update as of  November 1, 2021

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 has begun site clearing and grading on September 28, 2021 

Canyon Walk Apartments (Tract A-9)

Staff continues to attend weekly construction progress meetings with the development team as scheduled.  Roadway construction is near completion with portions of sidewalk and curb and gutter remaining to close out the roadway construction aspect of the project.  As the development team is working to obtain certificates of occupancy for the buildings, they have proposed design changes to the storm water detention area.  The new design has been reviewed by staff with minor comments provided.  Staff awaits the submittal of the final amended storm drainage plan for construction.

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 keith.wilson@lacnm.us 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  November 1, 2021

FY21 funds in the amount of $4.5M is programmed for roadway and utility infrastructure improvements on DP Road from the Bluffs site east to the road terminus at the TA-21 gate. Project design progresses to the 60% development stage.  A meeting and site visit was held with DOE, N3B, and CDD staff to discuss best management of storm water from the roadway along with potential future development of the A-16 site. The final design is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 or early 2022, with construction beginning in Spring 2022 and completed by the end of 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 keith.wilson@lacnm.us 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 
 November 1, 2021

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 land transfers.

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 eric.ulibarri@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns.  

Golf Course Site Development Improvements

Golf Course Site Development Improvements 

Staff is working on obtaining more information from a design professional in response to the input received.  As a result, a recommendation from Parks & Rec Board will be requested at their December 9th meeting with a presentation and request for direction to Council to follow in January.

Project History:

October 19, 2021:  Los Alamos Youth Golf Course Meeting Comment Cards

October 12th & 14th, 2021Golf Course Improvements Scenario Presentation                               
To help address the concerns expressed, a subsequent public meeting and Parks & Rec Board presentation was held on October 12th and October 14th, respectively, to review information and obtain input on various project scenarios  

July 16th, 2021 Public Meeting: https://youtu.be/E_1Sxs2k8_I 
On July 16th, staff and the designer held a meeting to provide background information and listen to concerns. 

May 13th, 2021 Parks & Rec Board Meeting: Presentation 
The design consultant presented the project to the Parks & Recreation Board to review and discuss the latest design concepts, costs, and project priorities. Work on the design plans and bid package continues with a bid advertisement scheduled for July/August timeframe.

Please feel free to email us at harold.strain@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns.  

LAC / LAPS North Mesa Rec Center Design

LAC/LAPS in a joint project asked for and received $350K state monies for design of a recreation center on North Mesa. This project would be about expanding recreation opportunities. It is the idea of having more gym space that can support schools but also be available for community use unlike the school gyms now.

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  November 1, 2021

Crews continue to construct the new Leisure Lagoon addition masonry block walls, insulation, plumbing and electrical installations, along with site grading and backfilling. Crews have also replaced the Olympic pool filtration system, installed new fire sprinkler heads and improved the entryway, making the front desk more customer friendly and ADA accessible and along with new flooring. Staff and contractor continue to work through challenges of upgrading existing pool systems and coordinating work with keeping the main facility open. Substantial completion of the building addition is anticipated for January 2022.


Leisure Lagoon Project (Kiddie Pool Presentation)

Project Manager: Wayne Kohlrust

Please feel free to email us at wayne.kohlrust@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns. 

North Mesa Road & Utility Improvements - Casa de Oro

Project Information:

Budget: Council awarded the services agreement to: TLC Plumbing and Utility on April 6, 2021 in the amount of $1,470,000.00 for Public Works and $1,832,426.00 for Department of Utilities for a total of $3,302,426.00 plus NM GRT and establish a project budget in the amount of $3,543,915.90

Scope of Work:

  • Removal of existing asphalt surface
  • Removal of existing base material and replacement or method of processing in place and compaction.
  • All roads to have new asphalt surface.
  • Driveways and sidewalks to be replaced as needed.
  • Replace gas and water utility lines to minimize repair work of the aging system.

Schedule: The project will be completed no later than November 19, 2021

Update as of  November 1, 2021
Work began on May 4th with concrete, asphalt paving, and utility work.  Work is nearing completion with final completion scheduled in November 2021.


Please view: Project Presentation

Summary of Work:

Roadway infrastructure improvements include removal of existing asphalt surface. Construction options consist of complete removal of existing base material and replacement or method of processing in place and compaction for Alamo Road, Capulin Road, Tsankawi Road, Oro Court, Cedro Court, Big Rock Loop South and Tsankawi Court. All roads will have new asphalt surface. Driveways and sidewalks will be replaced as needed.

Replace gas and water utility lines to minimize repair work of the aging system.

Public Works Roads Project Manager: Karen Henderson karen.henderson@lacnm.us 

Public Utilities Engineering Associate: Casey Aumack casey.aumack@lacnm.us   

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 
 November 1, 2021

The County has budgeted FY 2021 CIP funds for drainage and road improvements to Sherwood Boulevard from Grand Canyon Drive to Aztec Avenue.  On September 28, 2021, Council approved the construction bid for the project to Star Paving Company.  Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2022 and continue into Summer 2022.

Staff gave a project presentation to the Transportation Board on April 1st, where they solicited public input. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Spring/Summer 2021.

This project is scheduled to go to Council for approval on September 28, 2021.

Please feel free to email us at lacpw@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns.  

Trinity Drive Safety & ADA Improvements – Oppenheimer to Knecht Street

Update as of  November 1, 2021

In February 2016, a Road Safety Audit (RSA) was completed for NM502/Trinity Drive between Oppenheimer Drive and 15th Street by the NMDOT in coordination with Los Alamos County as part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program.  The 2016 RSA recommended various countermeasures for improving safety within this section of NM502/Trinity Drive.  The countermeasures included for consideration with this project are a road diet, median installation for traffic channelization and managed access, and ADA, pedestrian, bicycle, transit and motorist safety improvements such as curb ramps, buffered sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, LED roadway and pedestrian lighting, landscaping, bike lanes and bus pullouts.

Based on the findings in the RSA, Los Alamos County has been awarded $4.24 million in Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding 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 8th with proposals received on October 19th and are under evaluation.  Upon evaluation committee selection, a recommendation of award to Council is anticipated in December. For more information on the RFP visit the Procurement webpage HERE. A Design Services is anticipated to be awarded in December 2021 with the Final Design completed by May 2023 with the construction to begin later in 2023 and continue through 2024.  

Please feel free to email us at keith.wilson@lacnm.us 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


Please feel free to email us at eric.ulibarri@lacnm.us 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 
 November 1, 2021

  • Phase I – Trinity to Spruce St.:  Staff has begun the design and drafting work with the funding agreement from NMDOT received and fully executed. A task order with Wilson & Company to complete the Environmental Analysis has been executed.
  • Phase II – Spruce St. to Aquatic Center: Funding Agreement and purchase order for design has been received from NMDOT. A task order with Wilson & Company has been executed for Design and Environmental Analysis.

A project presentation and public input meeting was held at the October 7, 2021, Transportation Board Meeting.  Public comments are under review by the design team as project design is nearing the 30% completion stage.  Design for both phases is expected to be completed by May 2022. Phase I and Phase II are planned to be bid as one construction project, with construction commencing in the Spring of 2023.

Urban Trail Presentation

Please feel free to email us at keith.wilson@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns

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

County Seeks Public Input on the WAC Building Improvement Project

 

Los Alamos, New Mexico –Los Alamos citizens will have three opportunities to learn about the condition and schedule for the Women’s Army Corp (WAC) Dormitory improvement project. The Los Alamos County Public Works Department and its Design Consultant are holding virtual meetings next week to present the project and to solicit feedback from meeting participants on the proposed upgrades, future uses and how the project might impact the neighborhood. The virtual meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. for neighbors surrounding the WAC Dormitory:
    Neighborhood Zoom Link
    Passcode: 468361
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 12 noon as part of the
    Tourism Implementation Task Force meeting:
    Tourism Zoom Link
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the
    Historic Preservation Advisory Board meeting:
    HPAB Zoom Link


Used during the Manhattan Project, the Women’s Army Corp Dormitory was identified as “park-eligible” in the enabling legislation that authorized the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) in 2015. Los Alamos County subsequently purchased the WAC building in 2019 from the Christian Science Society as it was one of the few remaining properties built for the Manhattan Project. According to County Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust, now that the building is publicly owned, it is possible for the property to be officially in the MPNHP. The County plans to advocate for that change after upgrading the facility and registering it for the National Register of Historic Places.

 

“We’re in the early design stages, which is why we are soliciting public feedback now,” explained Kohlrust.  “We anticipate bringing to the County Council the results of this outreach effort. Our design consultant will develop three conceptual designs which will also be presented to Council. Ultimately, a design and a plan for use will be finalized with anticipated construction activities to begin in late 2022 or early 2023.” 

 

For additional information on the project, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the Public Works’ projects page at https://lacnm.com/WACBuilding and select the WAC Building Improvement Project tab at the bottom or send an email with comments or questions to lacpw@lacnm.us.   

 

Update as of  November 1, 2021

A public input and involvement plan has been finalized.  Public meetings with Boards & Commissions and residents will be commence in late November and early December 2021.

Project Manager: Wayne Kohlrust

Please feel free to email us at wayne.kohlrust@lacnm.us with questions, or concerns.