Temporary Closure of Riverside Parkway

A small portion of Riverside Parkway will be closed Thursday, February 23 from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., stemming from 9th Street to Winters Avenue. Access to 9th street will remain open for traffic during the duration of the closure.

The temporary closure will allow crews to renovate the islands along Riverside Parkway, replant trees and begin the installation of rock mulch. The closure is scheduled for February 23 only, and the Parkway will reopen at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon, weather depending.

For questions or more information on this closure, please contact Randy Coleman, Parks Supervisor at 970-254-3821 or by email, randyc@gjcity.org.

Grand Junction City Council Meetings Preview – Week of February 20

For more detailed information on this item, read the full agenda here:   http://grandjunctioncityco.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx

Tuesday, 2/21/17 – 3:30 p.m.     Joint Meeting with Board of County Commissioners and Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority
Grand Junction Regional Airport, Terminal Building, 2nd Floor, 2828 Walker Field Drive

1. Introductions
2. Present mission statement of Airport Board Authority (Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Mayor Phyllis Norris, and Airport Manager, Kip Turner)
–  Discussion of mission statement (all)
3. Present vision statement of Airport Board Authority (Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Mayor Phyllis Norris, and Airport Manager, Kip Turner)
–  Discussion of vision statement (all)
4. Unscheduled Business

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of February 20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Sewer Repair and Replacement Project – River Road between 24 Road and Persigo Wastewater Plant
– Alternating one lane traffic controlled either by temporary traffic signals or flaggers
– Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
– Up to 10 minute delays can be expected, alternate route advised
– Project completion – June 2017.

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue
–  Construction is scheduled to start Tuesday, February 21
– Expect lane closures and lane shifts during work hours
– Flaggers will be used to move traffic safely through work zone
– Access to all businesses will remain open
– Project completion – July 2017.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County Project
– Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
– Possible traffic delays can be expected
– Project completion – June 2017.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County Project
– 29 ½ Road is closed to through traffic between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road
– Access provided for local residents
– Detour route is in place
– For more information regarding this project call (970) 640-6129
– Project completion – June 2017.

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

City Council Awards Contract to Local Contractor to Reconstruct 1st Street

1ststreetbAt the February 15 City Council meeting, Council unanimously agreed to award a contract of $2.1 million to Grand Junction’s MA Concrete to reconstruct 1st Street from Ouray Avenue to North Avenue. This move will continue Council’s efforts toward laying the foundation to strengthen our economy.

The section of 1st Street from Ouray Avenue to North Avenue currently has a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of between 24 and 39 out of 100 which requires a complete reconstruction.

The existing undivided four-lane roadway will be reconfigured into three lanes, made of two through lanes and a center two-way left turn lane. The project will also include bike lanes, pedestrian crossing islands, detached sidewalks, and/or parking. Once complete, the new road section is expected to be safer, with reduced vehicle speeds and reduced conflict points, improved sight distance and reduced collisions and injuries.

The project is slated to start construction February 21, 2017 with completion by July 14, 2017. As this corridor is an important commuter route as well as the primary access for many businesses, the corridor will remain open during construction.

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

City Offices Closed Monday for Presidents’ Day

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City of Grand Junction offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  City trash pickup as well as recycling pickup will be on the regular schedule all week.  Monday is also a parking holiday for all metered parking spaces downtown.  All metered spaces will be free including those on the first floor of the Rood Avenue parking garage.


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

Parks and Recreation Office Phone Lines Temporarily Down

The Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Offices are currently experiencing a temporary disconnect of phones lines, and no incoming calls are currently being processed.

The City of Grand Junction IT Department and Qwest are working together to fix the problem; however, it is unknown at this time when the phone lines will be back up and running.

Should you need to get ahold of the City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Office, please call 970-254-3861, or email the office at gjparksandrec@gjcity.org.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience as the department works on a solution.

For questions or more information regarding this problem, please contact Rodney Larson at rodneyl@gjcity.org or 970-244-1496.

Grand Junction City Council Workshops and Meetings Preview – Week of February 13

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

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

Monday, 2/13/17 – 5:30 p.m.        Workshop               City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

  1. Presentations by incumbent broadband providers
    1. Charter Spectrum
    2. CenturyLink
    3. Forethought
    4. Emery Telecom
    5. 32 Waves
  1. Next Workshop Topics
  2. Other Business

Wednesday, 2/15/17 – 5:00 p.m.      Executive Session        Administration Conference Room, 250 N. 5th Street

Executive session for discussion of personnel matters under Colorado Revised Statutes 24-6- 402 (4)(f)(I) of the Open Meetings Law relative to City Council employees specifically the City Manager, City Attorney and the Municipal Judge


Wednesday, 2/15/17 – 7:00 p.m.      City Council Meeting        City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Proclamation
Proclaiming February 23, 2017 as “National TRiO Day” in the City of Grand Junction

Regular Agenda
Contracts:
Construction Contract for the 1st Street Reconstruction Project (Ouray Avenue to North Avenue)


Thursday, 2/16/17 – 11:30 a.m.      Joint Meeting with Planning Commission     City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

  1. Introductions
  2. Grand Valley Circulation Plan Overview and Proposed Public Process
  3. Community Development Work Plan Update
  4. General Discussion


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