Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/16/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront Trail Closure – Las Colonias Park

  • Bike / Pedestrian Trail closed from the intersection of 27 ½ Road and C ½ Road to the Old Mill Bridge (Bridge leading to Eagle Rim Park)
  • Bridge access will remain open by way of detour
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – July.

Street Striping and Pavement Marking Project (Weather Permitting)

  • City crews will be striping the following streets this week:
    • 25 Road from Hwy 50 to I-70 Overpass
    • 12th Street from Pitkin Avenue to Horizon Drive
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint
  • Expect short delays.

2019 Asphalt Overlay Projects (Weather Permitting)

This week’s activities will include shoulder widening at the following locations:

  • South Camp Road from S. Broadway to Rim Rock Road
  • 24 1/2 Road between Hwys 6 & 50 and Patterson Road will be closed from 10 pm Monday night until 6 am Tuesday morning. A detour route will be in place.

Traffic delays can be expected.

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction will begin on the eastern half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will remain close on the east side of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Alternate route advised for through traffic.

2019 Street Chip Seal Program

The heavily traveled streets affected by this week’s activities include the following:

  • D Road from 29 Road to Crystal Drive on Sunday, June 16
  • 31 Road from D 1/2 Road to E Road on Sunday, June 16
  • D Road from Crystal Drive to 32 Road on Monday, June 17
  • 29 1/2 Road

Monument Road Trail Project

  • S. Redlands Road will be closed at Monument Road Monday for paving
  • S. Redlands Road access will be off of D Road and Rosevale Road
  • A well-marked detour will be in place.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

32 Road Sewer Line Replacement Project – Clifton Sanitation District Project

  • Watch for utility construction (various locations) along 32 Road between I-70B and D Road
  • Please slow down through the work zones and obey traffic control signs and personnel
  • Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and detours
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Vista Grande Drive (Redlands) Water Line Upgrade – Ute Water Project

  • Vista Grande between E Road and Hwy 340 will be closed to through traffic 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – July.

29 ½ Road north of F ½ Road Water Line Replacement – Ute Water Project

  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and moderate delays
  • Resident access will be maintained at all times
  • Anticipated completion – June.

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to thru traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – November.

F ½ Road between 30 Road and 30 ½ Road – Clifton Water

  • Expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • Alternate route advised for thru-traffic.

Canyon View Park Playground Repairs Delayed

The protective surfacing repairs to Canyon View Park Playground that were scheduled to start this Sunday, June 16 have been postponed, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. The new construction dates have been set for Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27. 

The repairs being made to the Canyon View Playground will require the playground to be shut down while crews remove damaged sections and the installation of new surfacing. The new protective surfacing will require no activity on the repaired sections for 72 hours once installed. The playground will reopen the morning of June 27 once all the fencing has been removed.

We are still encouraging families to utilize other playgrounds throughout the Parks Department during the closure to allow proper curing time for the repaired sections of the playground. If you would like to see what other parks in our parks system offers playgrounds, please visit http://www.gjparksandrec.org or click here.


Contact: Marc Mancuso, Parks Supervisor     970-254-3850 or marcm@gjcity.org

Riverside Park Groundbreaking Event

rio-conceptual-both-sites-2018-february-e1560353406834.jpgThe City of Grand Junction, Colorado Health Foundation, and One Riverfront are celebrating the groundbreaking of the Riverside Park improvement project on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park. This $800,000 project will provide much needed park improvements to Riverside Park including conversion of Riverside Park Drive into a dedicated pedestrian and bike trail, a larger basketball court, parking improvements, and access improvements. A future component of the project also includes a bicycle playground on the Dos Rios property just to the south of Riverside Park along the Riverfront Trail.  The neighborhood and community are invited to attend the celebration that will include a short program, dinner and refreshments, and games for families and children provided by Riverside Educational Center.


Contact:  Greg LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager     970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org 

Canyon View Park to Undergo Playground Repairs

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The playground at Canyon View Park will be closed for protective surfacing repairs that are tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday, June 16, 2019, and will reopen Thursday, June 20, 2019 when all repairs have been completed.

The repairs being made to the Canyon View Playground will require the playground to be shut down while crews remove damaged sections and the installation of new surfacing. The new protective surfacing will require no activity on the repaired sections for 72 hours once installed. The City Parks and Recreation Department asks for help to protect the new surfacing by staying off the playground until all temporary fencing has been removed.

We encourage families to utilize other playgrounds throughout the Parks Department during the closure to allow proper curing time for the repaired sections of the playground. If you would like to see what other parks in our parks system offers playgrounds, please visit http://www.gjparksandrec.org or click here.


Contact: Marc Mancuso, Parks Supervisor     marcm@gjcity.org or 970-254-3850

City’s Weed Abatement Program Up and Running

Weeds Annoucement

Every May, the City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department kicks off the Weed Abatement Program. The mission of this program is to help protect property and the environment by providing education and hazard abatement for the community.

The goal is voluntary compliance, and the City of Grand Junction would like to remind property owners with parcels within city limits of the municipal code requirement to:

  • Cut and remove all weeds over six inches in height and all puncture vine regardless of height including the area from property line to the curb line or edge of road.
  • Owners whose property has an adjoining alley are required to cut weeds from the property line to the center point of the alley.
  • Undeveloped lands over one acre in size are required to keep weeds cut within 20 feet of any adjacent parcel and within 40 feet of any adjacent right(s) of way.

Properties with weeds out of code will be issued a notice of violation. The Weed Abatement program runs May 1st through October 31st. For questions relating to the municipal code or enforcement can be directed to the Weed Abatement Program by calling 970-244-1583 or emailing weeds@gjcity.org.

The efforts of property owners to eliminate weeds from the City is greatly appreciated!


Contact: Traci Wieland, Deputy Director     970-254-3846 or traciw@gjcity.org

Join the City Manager for a Cup of Coffee

June 2019.pngGrand Junction City Manager Greg Caton is hosting a series of informal coffees to interact with community members, gather feedback on City programs and services, and to answer questions.

The next coffee is scheduled for Monday, June 17 at Kiln Coffee Bar, 326 Main Street, at 2:00 p.m. The City Manager will be joined this time by Fire Chief Ken Watkins.

The sessions are open to the public and are an unstructured, drop-in format. More details here: http://bit.ly/2i6AQkR


Contact:  Greg LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager   970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Orchard Avenue from Normandy Drive to 29 Road Closed for Reconstruction

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Mesa County and the City of Grand Junction are jointly working to reconstruct Orchard Avenue from Normandy Drive to 29 Road. This project is the second phase of improvements to pedestrian routes near Nisley Elementary as well as a reconstruction of the roadway.

 

Construction began this week and will be completed in the fall. Improvements will include widening the road to three lanes, adding bike lanes, adding gutters, sidewalks, storm sewer, and streetlights through the entire stretch, on both the north and south sides of Orchard Avenue.

 

The $2.1 million total cost of the project split between the City and County.

 

Arrow boards and signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions. For the safety of the construction crew, drivers should remain alert, reduce their speed, and watch for stopped traffic while passing near the work zone.

 

Orchard Avenue is closed to through traffic but will have one lane open eastbound for local access. Residents will enter the area off of 28 1/2 Road on the west end and exit onto 29 Road. They will not be able to enter Orchard Avenue off of 28 ¾ Road or 29 Road.


Contacts:  

fancylogonobackgroundsized-fw  Greg LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager     970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

MCLOGO Vector PNGStephanie Reecy, Mesa County Public Information Officer     970-244-1755 or stephanie.reecy@mesacounty.us