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Bridge demolition is next step in Hwy 135 project

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Sep 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-07 01:12:05-04

The northbound bridge along Hwy 101 in Los Alamos interchange is set to be demolished in September, Caltrans officials say.

The demolition is the latest step in the project to reconstruct bridges along the highway at the Hwy 135 interchange.

Hwy 135 will be fully closed from Bell/Main St. to San Antonio Blvd. from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 until 7 a.m. the following day.

Drivers along Hwy 101 will continue to be diverted onto the newly constructed bridge in the center median. The traffic switch will be in place till the end of the year.

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The bridge along Hwy 101 that crosses over Hwy 135 will be partially demolished starting Tuesday, Sept. 13, Caltrans officials say. While work is happening, Hwy 135 will be closed. Hwy 101 traffic will be diverted to a different section of the bridge.

Officials say a temporary shuttle will be in place to offer rides from the Los Alamos Rancho Mobile Home Park and the Los Alamos Senior Center.

During the closure, the southbound Hwy 101 on and off ramps will remain open, and the northbound on and off ramps at Hwy 135 will remain open for those driving to the Skyview Hotel and Peppertree Ln.

Hwy 135 will also be fully closed overnight periodically while the project continues, though officials say delays should not be longer than 15 minutes.

This story has been updated to reflect the bridge demolition has been pushed back one week. It will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, not Tuesday, Sept. 6.