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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  September 1, 2021

Construction crews mobilized on March 29, 2021, with a project substantial completion scheduled on September 30th and final completion scheduled for October 31, 2021. Work is on-going with excavation on the south side of NM 502 partially complete. More than half of the structure was installed in June with backfill around the box complete. Final roadway grading on the north half of NM 502 is underway with detour paving occurring the week of July 26th in preparation for a traffic shift to the north detour. Once traffic has been shifted to the north, the south side of the box culvert will begin.

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  September 1, 2021

This project required updated appraisals and title reports to proceed with the acquisition process and final design. A task order was issued to initiate these updates with the updated Title Reports complete in December and the appraisals received in March 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  September 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. Anticipate design process to commence late summer 2021.

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  August 24, 2021

Bluffs Senior Housing (Tract A-8-b)

Project involves the installation of new utility service lines and roadway reconstruction along the section of DP Road from Sixth Street to the Fire Training Center.  This work is being completed by Bethel Development Inc, the developers of the Canyon Walk Apartments and The Bluffs Senior Housing.  Utility work has been completed and the roadway was paved the week of July 23rd.  The project is nearing substantial completion with some sidewalk and driveways entrances still to be completed.  Bethel Development Inc. is expected to complete the remaining work before the end of September 2021.

Bethel Development Inc. has not yet provided a schedule for construction of The Bluffs Senior Housing development, but the work is expected to have minimal impact on DP Road.

Canyon Walk Apartments (Tract A-9)

Project involves the installation of new utility service lines and roadway reconstruction along the section of DP Road from Sixth Street to the Fire Training Center.  This work is being completed by Bethel Development Inc, the developers of the Canyon Walk Apartments and The Bluffs Senior Housing.  Utility work has been completed and the roadway was paved the week of July 23rd.  The project is nearing substantial completion with some sidewalk and driveways entrances still to be completed.  Bethel Development Inc. is expected to complete the remaining work before the end of September 2021.

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  August 24, 2021

Roadway and utility infrastructure improvements on DP Road from Fire Training Center east to the road terminus at the TA-21 gate. Council approved a Task Order with Wilson & Co. for design work on January 26, 2021and the design kickoff was conducted on February 18th. Evaluation of alternative layouts of roadway and parking has been conducted. Outreach to DP Road businesses and property owners was conducted on May 11th and a Public Input Meeting occurred at the June 3rd Transportation Board Meeting, where the design alternatives were presented and feedback solicited. The final design is expected to be completed by the end of December 2021, construction to begin 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 
 September 1, 2021

Following input from LAMC and NMDOT, a preferred alignment for this connection that will accommodate the expected large LAMC delivery vehicles has been selected. The engineering design team presented the 60% design to the Transportation Board on December 3, 2020. 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 LAMC in May 2021 for the required land acquisitions and ROW mapping. County legal staff met with LAMC in June 2021 regarding the required land acquisitions and is assisting with drafting the required documents. The design will be finalized once progress has been made on ROW 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

Update as of  September 1, 2021

The design consultant performed a project presentation to the Parks and Recreation Board on May 13th to review and discuss these latest design concepts, costs, and project priorities. The board provided positive feedback and recommendations.  However, since that time the golfing community requested additional opportunities to obtain information and provide feedback. In response, on July 16th, staff and the designer held a meeting to provide background information and listen to concerns.  Subsequent public meetings will be scheduled (one in August and one in September) to review information and scenarios that consider the input received. Final plans and bid advertisement for construction is pending the outcome of these public outreach efforts. 

If you were unable to attend the public meeting on July 16th, click here to view the video. https://youtu.be/E_1Sxs2k8_I


May 13, 2021 - Parks and Recreation Board Meeting 

The design consultant presented the  project to the Parks & Recreation Board on May 13th 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.

Design, Bid & Construction Schedule:

* October 2020 - Design Contract Approved

* December 2, 2020 - Design Kick-off Meeting held with Staff & Stakeholders

* May 13, 2021 - Parks & Recreation Board Project Presentation

*July 2021 - Design Complete

*July 13, 2021 - Advertise Invitation for Bids

* July 19, 2021 - Pre-Bid Conference with Interested Bidders

*August 3, 2021 - Bids Due

August 31, 2021 – Council Approval of Bid Award (Tentative)

September 2021 - Begin Construction

June 2022 - Substantial Completion

July 2022 - Final Completion

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  September 1, 2021

Crews continue to construct masonry block walls while also installing laminated wood ceiling beams. Completed work in the entry area includes concrete floor placement and metal roof deck. Crews will take advantage of the Aquatic Center’s annual maintenance shutdown in August to replace the pool filtration system, install new fire sprinkler heads while improving the entryway, making the front desk more customer friendly and ADA accessible and replace flooring.


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  September 1, 2021

The County has budgeted FY 2021 CIP funds for road improvements for Alamo Road, Capulin Road, and surrounding side streets. The County also received approximately $280,000 in state local government road funds with all agreements fully executed. Staff solicited public input in conjunction with a project presentation to the Transportation Board in February. Staff completed the design of the project in coordination with the Department of Public Utilities and advertised the project for bids in late February. Bids were received on March with County Council approval in April to TLC, Inc. Work began on May 4th with concrete, paving, and utility work ongoing. Final completion is 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

Update as of  September 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. Staff solicited public input in coordination with a project presentation to the Transportation Board on April 1st. Staff has conducted geotechnical investigations for the project to develop a pavement design and assess the geologic conditions. The roadway construction plans are in development by County staff with drainage analysis and storm drain design performed by an on-call engineering consultant. Staff is currently engaged with acquiring a subsurface utility survey given the challenges with the placement of underground drainage structures with existing utilities. Design completion and advertisement for construction bids is anticipated in the Summer/Fall 2021 pending completion of the utility survey and design.

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  September 17, 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.

An RFP for Engineering Design Services was released on September 5, 2021 and proposals are due by October 19, 2021.  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

Urban Trail Phases I and II

Budget:  Phase I - A Contract was executed for Environmental Documentation Services with Wilson & Company on April 15, 2021 in the amount $15,056.52 plus NM GRT.  A total project budget in the amount of $25,000 has been established for Environmental Documentation Services

Budget:  Phase II - A Contract was executed for Design Services with Wilson & Company on February 17, 2021 in the amount $169,640.92 plus NM GRT.  A Total Project budget in the amount of $230,000 has been established for Design Services.

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 
 September 17, 2021

The Urban Trail Project proposes a multi-use trail (pedestrian/bicycle) beginning at the intersection of Trinity Drive and 20th Street and heads north through the Fuller Lodge grounds to the tennis courts below Spruce Street and then follows along the north side of Canyon Road to the Aquatic Center.  Download the map of the project Here.  The Urban Trail alignment is part of the High Priority Corridor shown in Bicycle Transportation Plan adopted by Council on June 27, 2017.  Additionally, the project will help connect businesses, tourism, retail, schools, parks, recreation, and residences as envisioned in the Bicycle Transportation Plan. Completion of these projects will also increase the County’s chances to improve from a bronze to a higher-level bicycle friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists

The Urban Trail project has been awarded $4.305 million (includes $626,808 County Match) in Federal funds for Design and Construction.  For funding purposes, the project has been separated into two project phases (segments).

Phase I – Trinity Drive - 20th St Intersection to Spruce St/Ponderosa Intersection

Phase II – Spruce St/Ponderosa St Intersection to Canyon Rd/Central Ave Intersection (by the Aquatic Center)

Design for both phases is underway and a Public Input Meeting to present and obtain input on the proposed trail alignments and design features is scheduled to occur during the October 7 Transportation Board Meeting (Check back for more details closer to the meeting date).

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

Update as of  September 1, 2021

A preliminary meeting with the architect was held late July to review the project scope, including the approach to the building condition assessment, design and historic registration process, and stakeholder coordination and the public information and involvement plan. As this work develops and PIIP finalized, more information regarding public meetings will be provided.

Project Manager: Wayne Kohlrust

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