Schedule for City Services and Offices for the Week of July 4

4thofJulyCity of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

There will be no trash pickup on Tuesday the 4th, and it will be delayed by one day the remainder of the week. There will also be no recycling collection on Tuesday. Recycling collection will be one day late for Tuesday through Thursday routes. The Friday route will be on the regular schedule.

The 4th will also be a parking meter holiday, so if you are planning a trip downtown, you may park in metered spaces for free, which includes the parking garage on Rood Avenue.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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

Projects Impacting Traffic for the Week of June 26

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Day work will continue as crews finalize project so please slow down
  • There will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – early July 2017

2017 Street Resurfacing Project (night work hours – 6pm to 7am)

  • Sunday & Monday (night): Asphalt Paving 25 Road from I-70B to Patterson Road
  • Tuesday & Wednesday (night): Asphalt Paving 24 Road from G Road to just south of I-70
  • Thursday (night): Asphalt Paving 7th Street from Teller Avenue to North Avenue

The following locations are scheduled to be asphalt patched and milled during the daytime hours this week:

4th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue
9th Street from 1st Avenue to Ute Avenue
12th Street from Pitkin Avenue to Gunnison Avenue
Gunnison Avenue from 12th Street to 24th Street (asphalt pathing only)

  • All streets will remain open during construction
  • Expect traffic shifts and intermittent lane closures
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists.

Las Colonias Business Park Storm Sewer Project

  • Riverside Parkway will be closed 6 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Thursday between S. 9th Street and D Road (eastbound only)
  • Detour route will be in place

 

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions        

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
  • Anticipated completion – Late June 2017

Colorado National Monument – National Park Service Projects

Repairs to the rock guard walls along Rim Rock Drive at various locations throughout the Colorado National Monument

  • There will be alternating one-lane traffic through the construction zones, weekdays between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm
  • Expect up to 10-minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists
  • Anticipated completion- Late June 2017

Water line replacement project at the east (Grand Junction) entrance to the Colorado National Monument

  • Motorists can expect Alternating one lane traffic with possible 5 to 10 minute delays between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm daily.
  • Flaggers will assist visitors through construction zone
  • Access will remain open to Devils Kitchen picnic area
  • Anticipated completion – Late June 2017

I-70 Beavertail Tunnel Lighting Project (east of Palisade) – CDOT Project

  • Speed limit reduction throughout construction zone is set at 35 mph
  • Eastbound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road
  • No vehicle parking or bicycling on the service road
  • Both west and eastbound traffic can expect single-lane closures
  • Project hours will be weekdays 7am – 5pm
  • For more information, please call (970) 456-1481
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017

Utility Pole Replacement Project, (Orchard Avenue from 12th Street to 28 Road) – Xcel Energy  Project

  • Intermittent lane shifts or closures during normal work hours
  • Short delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017

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

Community Input Requested for the Design of the Monument Road Corridor Shared-Use Path and Lunch Loops Trailhead

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The public is invited to review and comment on refined conceptual plans for the shared-use path and improvements at the Lunch Loops Trailhead on June 28, 2017 at either of the following times and locations:

Bike to Work Day Community Breakfast
6:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Grand Junction City Hall Plaza
250 N. 5th Street

Public Drop-In Open House
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mesa County Central Library
443 N. 6th Street

The Monument Road Corridor (Monument Corridor) serves numerous recreational user groups, residents, and visitors with an unrivaled natural scenic landscape to explore and enjoy.  Project partners, including the Mesa Land Trust, City of Grand Junction, the Bureau of Land Management, Mesa County, Colorado National Monument, with technical assistance provided by the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program, are developing plans to improve visitor experiences and community access to the public lands throughout the Corridor.

Through an ongoing collaborative effort, the project partners have been engaging recreational users of public lands as well as the broader community to help determine improvements to the Lunch Loops Trailhead (also known as the Tabeguache Trailhead), and with the design of a shared-use path connecting the Colorado Riverfront Trail to the Lunch Loops Trailhead. In early March of this year, the project partners conducted focus group meetings with numerous stakeholder groups, including hikers, runners, mountain bikers, nearby residents, residents of Glade Park, students and families, as well as representatives of persons with disabilities.  As a result of that community input, project partners have refined the concepts for improving access and adding amenities at the Lunch Loops Trailhead and are inviting the public to help shape the project before proceeding.

Design for the improvements is expected to be completed by December 2017.  The resulting shovel-ready project plans will be essential to successfully compete for limited construction funding.

Healthy Mesa County is hosting a website containing project and meeting information:  http://healthymesacounty.org/active-communities/monument-corridor-planning/

For more information:

Libby Collins
Mesa Land Trust
970-623-1900

Trent Prall
City of Grand Junction
970-256-4047

Dean Bressler
Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
970-623-8479

City Council Workshop – Monday, June 19, 2017

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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:

Monday, 6/19/17 – 5:30 p.m.        Workshop         City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

  1. Discussion Topics
    • Discussion on November Ballot Questions including School District 51
    • Discussion on Broadband
    • Presentation and Discussion on the Adopted Greater Downtown Plan and Related Overlay Zoning Districts

City staff will present an overview on the Greater Downtown Plan including the process that went into forming the plan and the goals of the plan, as  well as the resulting overlay zoning districts and the general standards for development within the designated subareas of the plan. Staff will also discuss the general process for project review for proposed development within the downtown area.

2. Next Workshop Topics

3. Other Business

There will be no regular Wednesday City Council meeting this week due to the Colorado Municipal League (CML) conference.

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

Projects Impacting Traffic for the Week of June 19

IMG_4427City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Day work will continue as crews finalize the project so please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – early July 2017

2017 Street Resurfacing Project (night work hours – 6pm to 7am)

Tuesday and Wednesday Night – D Road from 31 Road to 32 Road
Wednesday and Thursday Night – 25 Road from I-70B to Patterson Road

  • Streets will remain open during paving operations
  • Expect traffic shifts and intermittent lane closures
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists

 


 

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions        

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
  • Anticipated completion – Late June 2017.

Colorado National Monument – National Park Service Project

  • National Park Service staff will be making repairs to the rock guard walls along Rim Rock Drive at various locations throughout the Monument
  • There will be alternating one-lane traffic through the construction zones, weekdays between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm
  • Expect up to 10-minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists
  • Anticipated completion- Late June 2017
  • Starting Tuesday June 20: Water line replacement project at the east (Grand Junction) entrance to the Colorado National Monument
  • Motorists can expect alternating one-lane traffic with possible 5 to 10-minute delays between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm daily
  • Flaggers will assist visitors through construction zone
  • Access will remain open to Devil’s Kitchen picnic area
  • Anticipated completion – Late June 2017.

I-70 Beavertail Tunnel Lighting Project (east of Palisade) – CDOT Project

  • Be aware of speed limit reduction throughout construction zone set at 35 mph
  • Monday, Motorists can expect possible delays on eastbound I-70 near the Beavertail Tunnel due to higher volumes of traffic from fans leaving Country Jam
  • Eastbound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road. No vehicle parking or bicycling on the service road.
  • Both west and eastbound traffic can expect single-lane closures
  • Project hours will be weekdays 7am – 5pm
  • For more information, please call (970) 456-1481
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.

Utility Pole Replacement Project, (Orchard Avenue from 12th Street to 28 Road) – Xcel Energy Project

  • Intermittent lane shifts or closures during normal work hours
  • Short delays can be expected

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

      

 

Ribbon Cutting Celebration Scheduled for Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park

Las Colonias Amphitheater Grand Opening Invite

The City of Grand Junction will be celebrating the official ribbon cutting for the Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park with a ceremony on Thursday, July 6 at 6:00 p.m. The Amphitheater received financial support from twelve different organizations and these organizations will be highlighted at the ceremony. The event will include remarks from several funding partners, live entertainment from Collin Reese and Straygrass, and free ice cream from Gelu Italian Ice and Enstrom’s. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. Live entertainment will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Contact:  Traci Wieland, Recreation Superintendent    970-254-3846 or traciw@gjcity.org   

Stocker Stadium Undergoes Field Turf Renovation

Stocker Stadium at Lincoln Park is set to undergo a major field renovation which is anticipated to run from June 13th – August 1st.

With the existing turf reaching its life expectancy, it became apparent that the field needed to be replaced in order to maintain the safety of facility users. The City of Grand Junction has contracted with FieldTurf to complete the project, which entails installing a 2-layer synthetic turf system, including new goalposts. Crews will work from the North end of the Stadium to the South, and will begin with removing existing turf, the airfield drain system, and goalposts. After removal has been completed, the area will require regrading and will then be prepped for the new turf and goalpost installation.

The project was funded by a $200,000 Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease Grant, $200,000 from the Parks Improvement Advisory Board, as well as partner funding from Colorado Mesa University, School District 51, and the City of Grand Junction. “Without these partnerships from the community, this project would not be possible,” said Marc Mancuso. “We are lucky to have such support here in the Grand Valley.”

During construction, the Stocker Stadium track will be closed to the public to control safety and efficiency of the project. Alternate facilities available for use during this time include the Grand Junction High School Track, or the trail system in Lincoln Park.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but appreciate your cooperation. Facilities will open back up to the public on August 2nd.

For more information regarding this project, please contact:
Parks Supervisor, Marc Mancuso
marcm@gjcity.org
970-254-3850

Field Turf Project 2017