Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 5/29/18

Road Work

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program

Concrete removal and replacement

  • The following streets are scheduled for concrete removal and replacement:
    • Winters Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Street
    • Winters Avenue from 10th Street to 15th Street
    • 4th Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street
    • West Main Street from Chuluota Avenue to west end of pavement

Asphalt Milling

  • The following streets are scheduled for asphalt milling:
    • 3rd Avenue from 9th Street to the east end of pavement
    • Winters Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Street
    • Winters Avenue from 10th Street to 15th Street
    • 4th Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street

Shoulder Widening

River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized
  • Business and resident access will be maintained at all times.


Roadway striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped (weather dependent):
    • Gunnison Avenue from 1st Street to 24th Street
    • Grand Avenue from 1st Street to 28 Road
    • 1st Street from Grand Avenue to H Road
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.


Sewer Line Replacement Project Phase A

South 7th Street between Kimball Avenue and Winters Avenue and South 9th Street and 3rd Avenue

  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – mid June.


Waterline Replacement Project

Compton Street south of Elm Avenue and Kennedy Avenue east of Compton Street

  • Resident access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – mid June. 




Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Hwy 340 Bike/Pedestrian Facility Project between Kansas Avenue and Grand Vista Drive – CDOT Project

  • Westbound shoulder closure with possible east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic
  • Please be aware of the speed limit reduction and obey construction road signs
  • Work hours will be Tuesday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • All directions of traffic will use the temporary roundabout configuration
  • Traffic will be directed by use of barrels, signage and possibly flaggers
  • Expect traffic stops with minimal delays
  • There is a 9-foot width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Rim Rock Drive, east hill resurfacing – Colorado National Monument Project

  • Rim Rock Drive from Devils Kitchen Trailhead (near the east entrance) up to DS Road (Glade Park Road) will be open with restrictions and delays
  • Little Park Road will remain an alternate route to Glade Park and the Monument for those wishing to avoid construction
  • For additional information please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm  or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360
  • Anticipated completion – July 3.

I-70 Exit 49 Grand Mesa Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • Westbound I-70 right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 49.5 & MP 48
  • Eastbound I-70: right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 48 & MP 49.5
  • Motorists will still have access to Exit 49
  • Westbound I-70 Exit 49 on ramp will have a 14’ width restriction 24/7
  • Westbound Exit 49 on ramp please yield before merging onto I-70
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 MPH
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50 MPH
  • Work hours will be 7am – 6pm, Tuesday – Friday
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance Project Near DeBeque  – CDOT Project

  • Both west and eastbound I-70 traffic will be moved to two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70, 24/7.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October.

21 ½ Road Utility Work between H Road and I Road – Private Development Project

  • 21 ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic 24/7 between H Road and I Road
  • Use 22 Road as the detour route
  • All business and resident access will be maintained.

Water Line Replacement Project (Orchard Mesa) – Ute Water Project

  • B ½ Road will be closed at approximately W. Parkview Drive starting Tuesday May 29
  • Detour routes will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – June 4.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org

Memorial Day Schedule for City of Grand Junction Services

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City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no City trash pick up on Monday and the schedule will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. The recycling drop off center will be closed Monday, and Monday’s curbside route pick up will be delayed until Tuesday. Monday will also be a parking meter holiday, so if you are planning a trip downtown for business or shopping, you may park in metered spaces, including the Rood Avenue parking garage, for free.

Have a safe holiday weekend!


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org       

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 5/21/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program

Concrete removal and replacement

  • The following streets are scheduled for concrete removal and replacement:
    • Winters Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Street
    • Winters Avenue from 10th Street to 15th Street
    • 4th Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street

Asphalt Milling

  • The following streets are scheduled for asphalt milling:
    • 3rd Avenue from 9th Street to the east end of pavement
    • West Main Street from the west end of pavement to Chuluota Avenue

Asphalt Paving (Night Operations)

  • The following streets are scheduled for nighttime asphalt paving:
    • Base Rock Street from American Way to Rimrock Avenue
    • Rimrock Avenue from Base Rock Street to I-70B
    • Bogart Lane from Rimrock Avenue to Independent Avenue
    • W. Independent Avenue from Bogart Lane to 24 ¾ Road
    • 24 ¾ Road from Independent Avenue to I-70B

Shoulder Widening

River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized
  • Business and resident access will be maintained at all times.

Roadway striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped (weather dependent):
    • Base Rock Street from Rim Rock Avenue
    • Crosby Avenue from Base Rock Street to Main Street
    • Main Street from Crosby Avenue to 1st Street
    • Rim Rock Avenue from Base Rock Street to Hwy 6 & 50
    • Independent Avenue from Bogart Lane to 24 ¾ Road
    • 24 ¾ Road from Independent Avenue to I-70B
    • American Way from Base Rock Street to Hwy 6 & 50
    • Gunnison Avenue from Crosby Avenue to Hwy 6 & 50
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.


Sewer Line Replacement Project Phase A

South 7th Street between Kimball Avenue and Winters Avenue

  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – mid June.

South 9th Street and 3rd Avenue

  • Expect traffic delays and possible detours
  • Business access will be maintained.


Waterline Replacement Project

Compton Street south of Elm Avenue and Kennedy Avenue east of Compton Street

  • Resident access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – mid June. 




Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Hwy 340 Bike/Pedestrian Facility Project between Kansas Avenue and Grand Vista Drive – CDOT Project

  • Westbound shoulder closure with possible east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic
  • Please be aware of the speed limit reduction and obey construction road signs
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • All directions of traffic will use the temporary roundabout configuration
  • Traffic will be directed by use of barrels, signage and possibly flaggers
  • Expect traffic stops with minimal delays
  • There is a 9-foot width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Rim Rock Drive – Colorado National Monument Project

  • Rim Rock Drive from Devils Kitchen Trailhead (near the east entrance) up to DS Road (Glade Park Road) will be with restrictions and delays.
  • Little Park Road will remain an alternate route to Glade Park and the Monument for those wishing to avoid construction
  • For additional information please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm  or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360
  • Anticipated completion – July 3.

I-70 Exit 49 Grand Mesa Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • Westbound I-70 right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 49.5 & MP 48
  • Eastbound I-70: right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 48 & MP 49.5
  • Motorists will still have access to Exit 49
  • Westbound I-70 Exit 49 on ramp will have a 14’ width restriction 24/7
  • Westbound Exit 49 on ramp please yield before merging onto I-70
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 MPH
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50 MPH
  • Work hours will be 7am – 6pm, Monday – Friday
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance Project Near DeBeque  – CDOT Project

  • Both west and eastbound I-70 traffic will be moved to two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70, 24/7.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October.

21 ½ Road Utility Work between H Road and I Road – Private Development Project

  • 21 ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic 24/7 between H Road and I Road
  • Use 22 Road as the detour route
  • All business and resident access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – June.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org

City Manager Appoints New Police Chief

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Doug Shoemaker

City Manager Greg Caton announced today that he has appointed Doug Shoemaker to the position of Chief of the Grand Junction Police Department. Shoemaker will undertake the duties of the position June 18, 2018. He competed for the position with three other finalists, and 34 other applicants.

Doug Shoemaker is currently a Captain with the Jefferson City, Missouri Police Department where he is responsible for Detectives, Narcotics, Community Services, Traffic and Public Affairs. He has been with the Department for the last 25 years including 12 at the command level, four of which were as Operations Commander in charge of Patrol and SWAT. Captain Shoemaker is also a Course Director/Adjunct Instructor for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he delivers executive-level police courses throughout the United States. Commander Shoemaker holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, is a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership at Wilmington University, Delaware, and is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command from Northwestern University. He is active in a variety of community-based volunteer efforts, including the United Way of Central Missouri, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City.

City Manager Greg Caton states, “While we had a strong slate of finalists for this position, Doug rose to the top by being able to demonstrate not only his preparedness for this role, but also his sincere desire to become our next chief. I have personally conducted extensive interviews with department and community members in Jefferson City and I learned that Doug has not only had an exceptional career in law enforcement, but is an individual with unquestionable character and a true desire to serve. We are fortunate to have a police department that is already a solid organization with a collaborative culture and high level of professionalism, and I look forward to Doug taking the leadership role as chief of police.”

Shoemaker adds, “I am extremely honored to have been selected for the position of Chief of Police for the City of Grand Junction. The members of this agency have a tremendous amount of talent and compassion, along with a strong desire to serve and protect. I look forward to collaboratively working with all employees, both within GJPD and the City of Grand Junction, as well as members of our community to make Grand Junction a safe place to call home.”


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

City Council Preview for the Week of 5/14/18

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here:    http://grandjunctioncityco.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx  

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s workshop and meetings:

Monday, 5/14/18 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

  1. Discussion Topics
    1. 2018 Program Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Allocate Additional Funding
    2. Growth Management and Streets Policy, and Impact Fee Discussion
  2. Next Workshop Topics
  3. Other Business


Wednesday, 5/16/18 – 4:00 p.m.    City Council Executive Session    Administration Conference Room, 250 N. 5th Street, 2nd Floor

  1. Executive session to discuss personnel matters under Colorado Revised Statutes 24­6-­402 (4)(f)(I) of the Open Meetings Law relative to a City Council employee, specifically the City Attorney
  1. Executive session to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators pursuant to Section 24­6-4-02 (4)(e) for an economic development prospect
  1. Executive session to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators pursuant to Section 24-6-402 (4)(e) of Colorado’s Open Meeting Law relative to a possible transfer or sale of real property located at or near 2844 – ­2856 Patterson Road and 2980 – ­2982 Patterson Road and pursuant to Section 24-­6-­402 (4)(a) of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law

Wednesday, 5/16/18 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street 

Proclamations

Proclaiming May 16, 2018 as “VA 2K” Day in the City of Grand Junction
Proclaiming May 19, 2018 as Kids to Parks Day in the City of Grand Junction
Proclaiming May 19, 2018 as Colorado Public Lands Day in the City of Grand Junction
Proclaiming May 20 – ­ May 26, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Grand Junction
Proclaiming June 2018 as Toastmasters Month in the City of Grand Junction

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings

6ai. Public Hearing to Consider Funding the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year, Including Amendments to Action Plans for Previous Program Years, and Set a Public Hearing for Adoption of the 2018 Annual Action Plan for June 18, 2018

6aii. A Resolution Accepting a Petition for the Annexation and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the Tallman Annexation R­8 (Residential with a Maximum Density of 8 Units per Acre) and C­2 (Heavy Commercial), Located at 2734 B 1/4 Road and 2723 Highway 50

6aiii. An Ordinance Amending the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Designation to Estate and Rezoning to R­2 (Residential, 2 du/ac) 37 Acres, Located at 2064 South Broadway

6aiv. A Resolution Accepting a Petition for the Annexation and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the York Annexation I­1 (Light Industrial), Located at 2122 H Road



Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 5/14/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program

Concrete removal and replacement

  • Winters Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Street
  • Milling and overlay will follow.
  • Anticipated completion – first week of June.

Asphalt milling (night operations)

  • Base Rock Street from American Way to Rimrock Avenue
  • Rimrock Avenue from Base Rock Street to I-70B
  • Bogart Lane from Rimrock Avenue to Independent Avenue
  • Independent Avenue from Bogart Lane to 24 ¾ Road
  • 24 ¾ Road from Independent Avenue to I-70B
  • Paving will follow
  • Anticipated completion – May 25.

Shoulder widening

  • River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Business access will be maintained at all times
  • Estimated mid June.

Roadway striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped next week (weather dependent):
    • 7th Street from Horizon Drive to Patterson Road
    • 12th street from Horizon Drive to Grand Avenue
    • Horizon Drive from 7th Street to G Road
    • Horizon Drive from I-70 to H Road
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint
  • Anticipated completion – end of week.

Sewer Line Replacement Project Phase A

7th Street between Kimball Avenue and Winters Avenue

  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – mid June.

South 9th Street and 3rd Avenue – Construction begins May 18

  • Expect traffic delays and possible detours

Waterline Replacement Project

  • Wednesday, May 16, construction will begin at the following two locations:
    • Compton Street south of Elm Avenue
    • Kennedy Avenue east of Compton Street
  • Resident access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – June 1.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Hwy 340 Bike/Pedestrian Facility Project between Kansas Avenue and Grand Vista Drive – CDOT Project

  • Westbound shoulder closure with possible east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic
  • Please be aware of the speed limit reduction and obey construction road signs
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • All directions of traffic will use the temporary roundabout configuration
  • Traffic will be directed by use of barrels, signage and possibly flaggers
  • Expect traffic stops with minimal delays
  • There is an 9-foot width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Rim Rock Drive – Colorado National Monument Project

  • Rim Rock Drive from Devils Kitchen Trailhead (near the east entrance) up to DS Road (Glade Park Road) will re-open May 12 with restrictions
  • Reduced speed limit while guard rails, signs and lane markings are completed
  • Little Park Road will remain an alternate route
  • For additional information please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm  or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360
  • Anticipated completion – July 3.

I-70 Exit 49 Grand Mesa Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • Westbound I-70 right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 49.5 & MP 48
  • Eastbound I-70: right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 48 & MP 49.5
  • Motorists will still have access to Exit 49
  • Westbound I-70 Exit 49 on ramp will have a 14’ width restriction 24/7
  • Westbound Exit 49 on ramp please yield before merging onto I-70
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 MPH
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50 MPH
  • Work hours will be 7am – 6pm, Monday – Friday
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance Project Near DeBeque  – CDOT Project

  • Both west and eastbound I-70 traffic will be moved to two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70, 24/7.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October.

21 ½ Road Utility Work between H Road and I Road – Private Development Project

  • 21 ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic 24/7 between H Road and I Road
  • Use 22 Road as the detour route
  • All business and resident access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – June.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org

City Water Services and Engineering Division Employees Recognized for Cost Savings and Issue Resolution

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Utilities Director Randi Kim recognized this team of Engineering Division and Water Division employees for their work on the Kannah Creek water intake screen, pictured. From left to right: Project Engineer John Eklund, Water Services Operations & Maintenance Supervisor Ron Key, Utilities Director Randi Kim, Pipeline Maintenance Worker Jesse Cordova, Water Services Manager Mark Ritterbush, Pipeline Maintenance Worker Pat Doyle, Water Supply Supervisor Slade Connell, Pipeline Maintenance Worker Don Lovato and Pipeline Maintenance Worker Cameron Mason

A number of City of Grand Junction Water Division and Engineering employees were recognized Wednesday for their creativity and effort in implementing a necessary water supply project, and in the process saving over $40,000 while also improving operational efficiency and employee safety.

The issue at hand was debris and sediment collecting in the Kannah Creek water supply intake which was impacting water flow. The debris buildup, especially during spring runoff, was necessitating the inefficient practice of staff manually clearing the blockage which built up against a vertical screen multiple times per day.

Engineering staff was confident there had to be a better way and it turns out there was. A plan was conceived and designed to better screen the flow and prevent the sediment from collecting. The plan involved installing a device known as a “Farmers Screen” which could greatly improve the water intake process while requiring minimal maintenance. The horizontal, flat-plate fish screen supports the management of debris and sediment, as well as ensures the safe passage of the Colorado Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brook trout that live in Kannah Creek as water is diverted for reservoir storage that supports the City’s water supply. Utilizing the flow of the diverted water itself, sediment, debris, and fish are swept across the screen surface and back to the river via a bypass channel.

The plan to install the Screen was ready to go, but when the project was put out for bid, only one proposal was received and it was significantly over the budgeted amount. Faced with a dilemma, Water Division employees realized they had the necessary skillsets, materials and tools to perform the installation themselves, and the project was able to move ahead, significantly under budget and in time for the spring runoff season.

Utilities Director Randi Kim said, “Our staff worked to install the screen in just four days, an extremely aggressive schedule requiring long hours and a spirit of teamwork to complete the job safely. There were a number of field modifications that had to be implemented to ensure that the equipment was installed correctly for our application. The team responded with a can-do attitude and we were able to begin diverting water again through the Kannah Creek pipeline before spring runoff season started. As we are experiencing Severe Drought conditions this year, this was an especially important goal to achieve.”

The Farmers Screen device, which was invented in Hood River, Oregon by the Farmers Irrigation District and is distributed exclusively by the Farmers Conservation Alliance*, is the first of its kind to be installed in Colorado. There are only 43 others in place in the United States, and this is the first to be installed in a municipal water supply system.

For more information on the City of Grand Junction Water Division, visit www.gjcity.org/residents/water-services/.


*About Farmers Conservation Alliance
Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA®) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Hood River, Oregon, and is the sole supplier for the Farmers Screen. Focused on pioneering irrigation modernization strategies that achieve conservation benefits and agricultural resilience, FCA partners with farmers and irrigators throughout the west to install fish screens and develop customized approaches for broad-scale irrigation modernization. Learn more about their work at fcasolutions.org.

Contact: Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager 970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org