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September 4, 2013
Zozobra Road Closures

Zozobra Road Closures and

City of Santa Fe Orange Barrel Report for the of Week of September 2nd

The Santa Fe Police Department would like the public to be aware of the following road closures and detours due to the burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Fort Marcy Park.

NEW THIS YEAR: Pedestrian/Vehicle traffic IS NOT allowed on Artist Road starting at 5 p.m. from Fort Marcy Park east to Avenida Primera South. Pedestrians are also prohibited from camping out along the road to view the show.

Also Old Taos Highway will be CLOSED starting at 5 p.m. from Rosario Boulevard north to Loma Entrada. Detours will be set up along Paseo Corto and Paseo De La Cuma. Pedestrians are prohibited from camping out in this area as well.

Vehicles/Pedestrians found in violation are subject towing/tickets.

Just like last year - NO motor vehicles will be allowed north of Paseo de Peralta or south of Murales Road on either Old Taos Highway or Bishops Lodge Road. Rosario Street between Griffin and Old Taos Highway will also be closed to motor vehicles.

Zozobra party hosts are encouraged to ask their guests to make every effort to arrive before 4:30 p.m., as passes will not be issued this year. After the roads north of Paseo de Peralta on Bishop’s Lodge Road and Old Taos Highway are closed, the only way in will be on-foot.


Motorists driving south on Bishops Lodge Road from the Encantado area will be detoured at Valley Drive to Vallecita Drive to Gonzales Road to Hyde Park Road.

Motorists driving south on Old Taos Highway from the Encantado area will be detoured at Rendon Road to Paseo de la Cuma to Old Taos Highway to Paseo de Peralta

The City of Santa Fe Public Works Department has several projects around the city that will impact driving this week.

Downtown Road Projects:

  • Washington Avenue and Paseo De Peralta partial closure for reconstruction and will continue until approximately late summer.
  • Alameda Street between Galisteo Street to Palace Avenue has an offset traffic work zone and will continue until approximately late summer.
  • San Francisco Street and Old Santa Fe Trail has an offset traffic work zone for remodeling of the La Fonda Hotel and will continue until approximately late summer.
  • Griffin Street, Marcy Street, and Grant Street will have offset traffic work zones for utility maintenance and will continue through mid-week.

St. Francis Drive at San Mateo and Cerrillos Road:

  • Night hours only (6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.) north bound lane closures of St. Francis Drive at San Mateo and Cerrillos Road for water main upgrade, beginning August 6 and will continue until late October

Median Remodel Work at the intersection of

Cerrillos Road at Camino Entrada and Wagon Road

  • Phase 2 of a median remodeling project to improve sight lines at the intersection of Cerrillos Road and Camino Entrada will begin on Monday, August 19.  Phase 2 will shift the temporary traffic control to the northeast bound lanes (towards town) of Cerrillos Road and include a lane closure and a reduced speed zone. 
  • The work will consist of:  the removal of vegetation from portions of the medians in the middle of Cerrillos Road; placement of colored patterned concrete; and the placement of concrete within the pork-chop traffic islands on the west side of Cerrillos Road. The work is expected to last through the week, weather permitting. Drivers are asked to proceed through the work zone with caution, and seek alternate routes if possible during this period of time. Your patience and safe driving is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact City of Santa Fe project manager, Sandra Kassens at 505-955-6697.

Landscaping Project Continues on

Airport Road at Country Club Road to Lopez Lane

  • The Airport Road Landscaping Improvements Project, from Country Club Road to Lopez Lane, will begin Monday, August 19. The approximate two mile long project is a continuation of the median project completed in 2012. This project includes landscape and irrigation in the center medians. During construction two lanes of travel in each direction will remain open during peak hour traffic. This project is scheduled for 75 to last for calendar days.
  • The contractor, H.O. Construction, Inc. of Albuquerque, NM, will be working daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Left lane closures in both directions are anticipated through the week during non-peak hours. No left turn access will be allowed within these zones. Drivers could experience delays and should plan trips accordingly. For more information contact City of Santa Fe project engineer Desirae Lujan at 505-955-6654.

Pavement and Crack Sealing Maintenance on Multiple Streets

  • The 2013 Summer Maintenance Program will begin work on several streets on Monday, September 19. The pavement maintenance process corrects pavement surface deformities. Crack sealing maintenance consists of applying a rubberized asphalt sealant material on roadway cracks to prevent water infiltration into the pavement. The duration of maintenance on each particular street is normally one to three days. The work is scheduled to last until early October with a tentative completion on October 4, (weather permitting). Citizens are asked to seek alternate routes, as traffic may be delayed and vehicles may not be able to use the streets for parking areas. The contractors (EMCO of Santa Fe and GM Emulsion of Santa Fe.) will distribute door to door flyers of specifics and a schedule of work to be completed. For more information contact City of Santa Fe project manager Tony Sanchez at 505-955-2404.




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