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Increase In Deer And Elk Presence On Local Streets

on March 18, 2019 - 11:24am

The presence of deer and elk is increasing on local streets especially around dusk. This young deer held up motorists for several minutes early Sunday evening on Rose Street before meandering over to nibble on a patch of grass. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Don't Forget Road Construction Begins Monday!

on March 17, 2019 - 10:52pm

The New Mexico Department of Transportation road work project is set to get underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The NMDOT road work project gets underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Cone Zone: Week Of March 18

on March 15, 2019 - 2:51pm
COUNTY News:
 
New Mexico Department of Transportation(NMDOT) and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving.
 
Starting this week: N.M. 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect minor delays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and short duration temporary closures during non-peak hours at the east end of the project in the existing 2-lane section of the roadway using flagging operation.
 
This project will

Businesses Hear Update On NM 502 Roundabout Construction At Monthly Chamber Breakfast

on March 15, 2019 - 2:20pm
During the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Engineering Project Manager Dennis Segura, left, and Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton updated business members on road construction mitigation to take place during the creation of a roundabout N.M. 502 and DP Road. Several of those who have businesses on DP Road expressed concern about loss of business during the construction. The presenters assured them that there would always be access to DP Road and signage would explain alternative routes.

NMDOT: Public Meeting On Roundabout March 20

on March 15, 2019 - 11:40am

Public Works Director Briefs County Council On Roads

on March 15, 2019 - 8:46am
Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents the status of local road conditions during the County Council meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
From potholes to roundabouts, the streets around Los Alamos have recently received a lot of attention. As a result, Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton reported on various efforts for road maintenance during Tuesday night’s Los Alamos County Council work session at the White Rock Fire Station.
 

NM 4 Has Reopened

on March 14, 2019 - 4:34pm

Traffic Alert Update:

N.M. 4 has reopened to traffic.

A stretch of the roadway was closed Wednesday due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continued to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of high winds.

The County reminds motorists to continue to use caution when traveling the roadway and to watch for fallen trees and icy conditions.

NM 4 Remains Closed Until Further Notice

on March 13, 2019 - 5:46pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has advised that N.M. 4 will remain closed until New Mexico State Police opens it.

NMDOT also stated they will not send crews into the Jemez until Thursday.

County: Wind Advisory, Tree And Power Line Alert

on March 13, 2019 - 3:45pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Emergency Management Department has issued a wind advisory, fallen tree and power line alert.
 
Large trees are continuing to fall throughout Los Alamos County. Citizens are cautioned to avoid parking, walking and driving near large trees and power lines.
 
The Emergency Management Department is instructing citizens to report emergencies to the Los Alamos Police Department and avoid non-emergency calls at this time.

Traffic Alert Update: NM 4 To Remain Closed Westbound From West Jemez Road At LANL Back Gate

on March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Traffic Alert Update:

Due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continue to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of today’s high winds event, LAPD will continue to keep N.M. 4 CLOSED westbound from West Jemez Road (at the LANL “back gate”) until further notice.

Access eastbound on N.M. 4 at West Jemez Road at the back gate remains open to Bandelier and White Rock.

LAPD successfully extracted several motorists on N.M. 4 earlier today when multiple tree-fall events occurred, clearing a path to trapped cars that were traveling on the highway.

More Scenes From Road Conditions On NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 2:46pm

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of fallen tree making for hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scenes From Hazardous Road Conditions Along NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 12:38pm

Ice and snow and fallen trees make for hazardous driving conditions today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Fallen tree blocking roadway today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Truck stuck in snow today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Traffic Alert Update: Fifty To 100 Trees Down On N.M. 4 Between Back Gate And Valles Caldera

on March 13, 2019 - 12:02pm

Traffic Alert Update:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Fifty to 100 trees are down on N.M. 4 between the back gate and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

LAPD and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) are cutting a path through for stranded motorists. Large snow drifts also are present on areas of the roadway.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports of downed trees falling into roadways around Los Alamos County, especially those

Canceled: NM 502 – Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout Public Meeting Due To Weather

on March 13, 2019 - 11:50am

NMDOT News:

The Public Information Meeting on the N.M. 502 – Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout scheduled for 5 p.m. today has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Downed Trees Throughout Los Alamos Pose Safety Risk

on March 13, 2019 - 9:54am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports this morning of downed trees falling into roadways, especially those areas near heavily forested lands with large trees such as West Jemez Road, N.M. 502, N.M. 501 and Camp May Road.

Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Is Closed Near Back Gate!

on March 13, 2019 - 8:37am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has CLOSED N.M. 4 at the Laboratory “back gate” in both directions because of downed trees in the roadway.

N.M. 4 is closed for about a two mile stretch in either direction from the T intersection of W. Jemez Road/N.M. 4 from mile marker 47 to 49. However, the State is highly discouraging any travel along N.M.4 from White Rock to Jemez Springs because of blowing and drifting snow and zero visibility.

Check back to ladailypost.com for updates:

New Mexico Senate Nixes School Bus Air Conditioners After Hot Debate

on March 11, 2019 - 10:12pm
By MILAN SIMONICH
Few issues have fired up the New Mexico Senate this session like a bill to require air conditioning on school buses in hot locales.
 
After a vigorous, hourlong debate Saturday, senators defeated the proposal by a vote of 23-16.
 
Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, sponsor of Senate Bill 321, said installing air conditioners on school buses is a matter of public safety. The state is responsible for buying the buses. Drivers and kids are better protected if they are kept comfortable, he said.
 
Skeptical colleagues gave him an earful.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum March 13

on March 9, 2019 - 8:20am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the N.M. 502 Roundabout Public Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

Rotary: This Adventure Just Might Change Your Life!

on March 5, 2019 - 11:26pm
ROTARY News:
 
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is now accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). Any high school junior may apply to attend RYLA.
 
The Rotary Club is also in the process of contacting high school principals, guidance counselors, youth organizations, and other sources for nominations of RYLA participants.
 
RYLA is a life-changing intensive leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect.

Residents, Commuters, Urged To Sign Up For Cone Zone Alerts Prior To Road Construction

on March 5, 2019 - 4:43pm

COUNTY News:

Road construction will soon begin on several key projects within the County. One State of New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) project of particular interest to many motorists will begin March 18 when Star Paving Company starts work on the N.M. 502 Reconstruction Project that includes installation of a roundabout at Trinity and Central near the former Hilltop House.

The NMDOT project includes utility installation and roadways reconstruction from Tewa Loop to DP Road, and pavement preservation from DP Road to Knecht Street.

NM 502 Los Alamos Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout Project Begins March 18

on March 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Transportation and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. 

The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving March 18.

Starting March 18, N.M. 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect minor delays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NMDOT: Public Meeting On Roundabout March 13

on March 4, 2019 - 6:53pm

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

A public information meeting on the Los Alamos N.M. 502 – Roadway Reconstruction project is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday. March 13 with an Open House in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave, in downtown Los Alamos.

Public Meeting Purpose: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is sponsoring this meeting to discuss the roadway reconstruction improvements to CN 5100650R3 on NM 502 (MP 1.257 to MP 2.053) in Los Alamos County.

Meeting Overview: NMDOT representatives, Souder, Miller & Assoc.

NMDOT Hosts Public Meeting On Roundabout March 13

on March 1, 2019 - 7:14am

Road Repairs On Diamond Drive Start Monday

on February 28, 2019 - 3:44pm

COUNTY News:

Weather Permitting, contract work will begin Monday to patch potholes on Diamond Drive.

Motorists should expect a moving single lane closure indicated by a digital arrow board.

Please slowdown in the work zone and follow all temporary construction signage.

It is anticipated work will be completed by Friday, March 8. Residents with questions are asked to call the County’s Traffic & Streets Division at 505.662.8113 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

 

Update: Roundabout Installation To Begin March 18

on February 26, 2019 - 9:57am

Update: County workers were busy Monday removing landcaping blocks and doing maintenance on the site that will eventually become the new roundabout where Trinity Drive, Central Avenue and N.M. 502 connect. NMDOT told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that it will hold a public meeting March 13 in Los Alamos and installation of the new roundabout is schedule to begin March 18. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Workers on scene today at the site of the upcoming roundabout where Trinity Drive, Central Avenue and N.M. 502 connect. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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