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New Mexico Delegation: $12.5 Million Grant To Improve Safety On Permian Basin Transportation Corridor

on November 17, 2019 - 5:36am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) a $12,500,000 grant.
NMDOT will use the funds to repair and add safety enhancements along a section of US Highway 285 between Loving and the Texas border.

Cone Zone: Week Of Nov. 18, 2019

on November 17, 2019 - 5:07am


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following project:

N.M. 502 Road Construction/Roundabout:

In order to build the new Canyon Road connection, it is necessary to install an 8” waterline across N.M. 502 at Arroyo Lane. This will require a flagging operation, which is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

The plan is for Star Paving to complete construction of the Canyon Road connection and then close the existing Canyon Road at a time/date yet to be determined. More information will be available in the next Cone Zone.

With the exception of

Posts From The Road: San Francisco de Asis Church

on November 17, 2019 - 5:03am
Front Exterior: The front of the church is adorned with three crosses, one above the entry and one on each bell tower. A large buttress below each bell tower support the front of the structure. The shadow of a cross in the foreground is from the entrance archway to the church grounds. Photo by Gary Warren/
Light, Shadow and Form: The sculpted shapes of the church create interesting light and shadow forms all times of the day. A walk around the building reveals many unique design features. Photo by Gary Warren/
Window and Vigas: The window and vigas create

SFNF Forest Road 102 Closing For Winter

on November 16, 2019 - 6:57am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is closing Forest Road (FR) 102 through Pacheco Canyon for the winter season.
Gates are already locked at the junction of FR 102, also known as Pacheco Canyon Road, and N.M. 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, and at the junction of FR 102 and FR 412.
The public can access the western end of FR 102 from Santa Fe County Road 76 to reach the Aspen Ranch Trailhead this weekend, but that gate will be locked for the winter on Monday morning.
The seasonal closure of FR 102 is to protect

NMDOT: Lanes Reduced To One At Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project On N.M. 4 Starting Today

on November 12, 2019 - 9:52am


The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that starting today, the eastbound and westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane at the Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project on N.M. 4 west of Los Alamos at mile marker 48.9.

Traffic will be guided through the work zone with a temporary signal.

Note: There is a 10' width restriction so no wide loads are permitted.

This project is scheduled to be completed Nov. 26; weather permitting.

Posts From The Road: Luckenbach, Texas Where Everybody’s Somebody...

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am

Post Office: The post office, general store, and bar were all located in this building when Luckenbach was established in the 1800s. The post office was decommissioned in 1971 but the building retains the post office sign today. The general store and bar are still very active. Photo by Gary Warren/

Hats and Hondo: A display of hats for sale in the general store  is centered around a painting of Hondo Crouch who purchased Luckenbach and lived there from 1970 until his death in 1976. Much of the folklore and vibe of the town can be attributed to Hondo Crouch.

North Central Regional Transit District 255 Mountain Trail Fares Waived Nov. 11 To Honor Veterans Day

on November 9, 2019 - 6:33am

RTD News:


In partnership with the Santa Fe National Forest and to honor the nation’s veterans and their families, the North Central Regional Transit District will waive fares for all on its RTD Blue Bus 255 Mountain Trail route Monday, Nov. 11.


The RTD Mountain Trail provides year-round public transit service from downtown Santa Fe up Hyde Park Road, to trailheads through the Santa Fe National Forest concluding at Ski Santa Fe.


On Veterans Day, the Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many recreation sites.

RTD ‘Blue Bus’ Closures For Veterans Day Nov. 11

on November 5, 2019 - 9:13am
RTD News:
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses”, will not be in service Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
The exception is the 255 Mountain Trail and the 800 Angel Fire routes, which will operate.
The NCRTD thanks and honors all veterans for the time they served and the sacrifices they, and their families, made for our country!

NMDOT Issues Winter Weather Driving Tips

on November 3, 2019 - 9:09am
New Mexico Department of Transportation is ready for winter. Courtesy/NMDOT
SANTA FE Winter-weather is here and the New Mexico Department of Transportation is ready. 
The NMDOT is working around the clock to monitor the roads, report road conditions, spread salt and cinder and plow snow if necessary.
In coordination with law enforcement, the NMDOT has some advice for drivers when traveling through unfavorable road conditions.
Tips to know:

Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly buckled up.

The best crash

Posts From The Road: Custer State Park

on November 3, 2019 - 6:32am

Sylvan Lake: Sylvan Lake is located in the northern part of the park. This lake features several rock formations in and around the lake and is very popular with water sport enthusiasts as well as picnicking, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. A lodge and campground are located nearby for overnight stays. Photo by Gary Warren/
Needles Eye Tunnel: One of the tunnels on the Needles Highway is the Needles Eye Tunnel. This tunnel is just over eight feet wide making it a tight space for many vehicles. Photo by Gary Warren/
Needles Eye: The Needles Eye

Udall Presses Boeing Executives On Lax Safety Culture Resulting In Two Fatal Crashes

on October 30, 2019 - 7:10am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, questioned Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Vice President John Hamilton about the company’s “cozy” relationship with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulators and commitments to reform in the aftermath of two fatal crashes involving the 737 MAX 8 jet.
Udall pressed the Boeing leaders to take responsibility for their company’s culture and business processes in order to prevent future accidents.

Lane Closures On 3055 Trinity Drive Lane Friday

on October 29, 2019 - 5:45pm


Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division of Public Works will be closing the interior west and east bound lanes in the location of 3055 Trinity Dr. Friday, Nov. 1.

Work will commence at 8:30 a.m. and should be completed by 4 p.m. Friday.

Crews will be repairing a re-occurring pothole in that location. 

Vehicle traffic is urged to slow down and follow all traffic control devices. Pedestrian traffic should be aware of equipment in the area. 

Please watch for crews working within the roadway. 

Any concerns or questions should be directed to Scott Halder, Streets

State Police: Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols

on October 29, 2019 - 9:20am
NMSP News:
State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout November.
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.
These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

Meadow Lane In White Rock Has Reopened

on October 28, 2019 - 8:44pm

Meadow Lane has reopened this evening. Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities electric linemen completed repairing a damaged power pole after a construction vehicle snapped a guy wire this afternoon and broke the upper portion of the pole near Hacienda Drive on Meadow Lane. Courtesy/LAPD


Traffic Alert: Construction Mishap Closes Meadow Lane

on October 28, 2019 - 4:39pm

Meadow Lane in White Rock is closed in both directions at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church due to a construction mishap. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has just advised the Los Alamos Daily Post that a construction crew hit a live wire this afternoon on Meadow Lane in White Rock.

The Utility Department and police are on the scene.

Meadow Lane is closed at about Hacienda near St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in both directions.

Police are asking motorists to use Rover Boulevard while the utility crew repairs the broken wire on Meadow Lane.

Meadow Lane is expected to

RTD Holds Public Meeting Tuesday

on October 28, 2019 - 1:17pm

Snow Scenes In Los Alamos & White Rock This Morning

on October 28, 2019 - 10:32am

Scene this morning on Central aveneu in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene this morning heading down the Main Hill Road. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene this morning as snow collects on a decorative pot along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann HibbsPottery

Snowy Scene On Truck Route This Morning

on October 28, 2019 - 10:19am

Scene of snow this morning on the Truck Route. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Snowy Scene On Main Hill Road This Morning

on October 28, 2019 - 9:55am

Snowy scene this morning on the Main Hill Road ... motorists are urged to proceed with caution. Photo by Wendy Hime

Posts From The Road: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

on October 27, 2019 - 7:14am
Grasslands and Badlands: A view from the scenic drive loop in the southern unit shows a combination of grasslands and badlands found throughout the park. Photo by Gary Warren/
Bison: A bison grazes in the southern unit of the park. Elk, bighorn sheep, deer and other wild animals can be seen at the park. Photo by Gary Warren/
Formerly of Los Alamos
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the Badlands of North Dakota, which are found in the southwest portion of the state.
The park is divided into three separate

Weather Puts White Rock Fog Seal Project On Hold

on October 26, 2019 - 8:41am
Due to upcoming weather concerns Monday, Oct. 28, the fog seal project in White Rock has been put on hold.
Door hangars were placed in the neighborhoods where the fog sealing was to occur ... residents should disregard those notices.
Originally GM Emulsion was supposed to fog seal beginning on Rover Boulevard starting at N.M. 4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive. They will continue down Grand Canyon Drive, starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. They also will work on Bryce Avenue starting at Rover Boulevard to Meadow Lane.
Crews will be working 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 28, 2019

on October 25, 2019 - 10:40am


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Traffic Alerts for Large Transports This Weekend/Expect Delays Saturday/Sunday  in White Rock, Truck Route, Diamond, Arkansas, North Communty

Desert Wind Transport will be transporting two modular buildings from Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. The move will proceed down Meadow Lane West to Rover North, NM 4 East and up West Jemez Road (Truck Route), across the Omega Bridge, on Diamond Drive to Arkansas and to Mountain Elementary.

Snow Scenes Near N.M. 4 And Truck Route Today

on October 24, 2019 - 1:39pm

Traffic is backed up at about 1 p.m. today on N.M. 4 near the Truck Route. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/

Scene Of Main Hill Road This Morning

on October 24, 2019 - 10:40am

Snow is beginning to accumulate as seen here at 10:19 a.m. today on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Delbert Romero/

NWS: Today’s High Near 38; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on October 24, 2019 - 8:44am

Scenes of snow showers ongoing across portions of north central and northeast New Mexico are creating difficult driving conditions. If you must travel, use extra caution and check or dial 511 for the latest travel information. The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 38 with a 70 percent chance of snow mainly before noon and total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS