COUNTY News:The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:Diamond Drive Paving:Star Paving is working on mill and overlay of the roadway surface between Los Alamos Canyon Bridge (aka Omega Bridge) and Sandia Drive/Orange Street with an anticipated finish date on or before high school begins Aug. 14. Mill and overlay will then proceed to between Sandia/Orange and the roundabout at San Ildefonso Road by Sept. 20. Final project completion is set for Sept. 27, weather permitting.Asphalt milling and paving work the week of July 29 through Saturday, Aug. 3 will involve work only at night. Star Paving will begin at 6 p.m. and work throughout the night. Traffic will be restored with all lanes open for the morning commute before 7 a.m. With the constricted schedule to complete work between Omega Bridge and Sandia/Orange, night operations have been deemed to be more efficient than working through the day time work hour restrictions that were previously announced in Cone Zone last week.Residents and businesses along Diamond Dr can expect to see and hear activities related to road construction overnight this week.Two lanes of travel, one in each direction, will be maintained on Diamond Dr during working hours overnight.If time permits, crews may elect to mill and repave the roundabout at San Ildefonso before Aug. 14. This will require the use of flaggers to direct traffic and result in some delays.Work will begin Monday at Los Alamos Canyon Bridge (aka Omega Bridge) and proceed north to the San Ildefonso roundabout, with a goal to complete work in front of UNM-LA and the High School before school/college resumes for the Fall session Aug. 14. On-going Manhole Repairs – Ponderosa Estates in Los Alamos: Crews continue adjusting manholes in Ponderosa Estates along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive. Work continues through the end of this week. The concrete being used is a high strength mix and requires a cure time; therefore, residents are urged to avoid driving over these manholes for the first few days after they are poured. Traffic control will be set up daily in several locations along the project route and residents are urged to use caution when driving through and walking near these work zones. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Roadway StripingWork is focused in the area of local school zones in Los Alamos over the next two weeks. All crosswalks are being pressure washed and painted in the early morning hours; no traffic impacts expected but motorists are asked to slow down and use caution in these areas.Road striping in White Rock has been suspended until after school begins in mid-August.Questions on the above projects? E-mail [email protected], or call 505.662.8150.Other road construction projects:N.M. 502 Roundabout and Road Reconstruction (NMDOT project):Work continues 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph. N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) east-bound traffic is being detoured to 4th Street and Central Avenue. After a full stop, motorists should turn right (east) and travel through the construction zone to continue east-bound out of Los Alamos on N.M. 502. West-bound N.M. 502 traffic entering Los Alamos and approaching the roundabout construction zone is being detoured onto Central Avenue; continue west to Knecht Street (or alternatively, continue to the traffic light at 15th Street) then turn left to return to Trinity Drive. There is only one lane of traffic in each direction on Central Avenue.Please slow down, use caution and expect delays in this area, especially during peak commute times.Traffic advisories from NMDOT are available on www.nmroads.com and motorists are asked to check the site for updates on this project as it proceeds.TA-21 Clean Up Project – DP Road (N3B project):No change in truck traffic on DP Road from last week’s report. Clean-up work on the LANL TA-21 Site at the far eastern end of DP Road continues. Large trucks carrying away demolition debris containers will be exiting DP Road at an average of approximately three trucks per day. Motorists are asked to be alert for trucks exiting; use caution when entering or exiting DP Road, as this area is near the N.M. 502 Road Reconstruction project.