Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 9/16/2019

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here: http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

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

Monday, 9/16/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

Broadband Update

Xcel Energy Update


Wednesday, 9/18/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Appointments

To the Ridges Architectural Control Committee

Regular Agenda

Resolutions

4a. A Resolution Supporting District 51 Board of Education Ballot Issue 4A

Public Hearings 

5ai. An Ordinance to Rezone the Community Pod 5 from Mixed Use (MU) to Planned Development (PD) and Approve an Outline Development Plan (ODP) for Approximately 39.25 Acres at 2372 G Road

5bi. An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 4861 to Change the Name of the Grand Junction Dos Rios General Improvement District to the City of Grand Junction Dos Rios General Improvement District


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 9/16/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction continues along the western half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will be closed intermittently west of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer & Water line replacements will occur in the following areas:
    • S. 9th Street will be closed to through traffic between Kimball Avenue and 3rd Avenue
    • 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Winters Avenue and D Road
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Anticipated Completion – November.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Roadway Striping Project

  • Roadway striping will occur in the following areas:
    • South Camp Road from South Broadway to Monument Road
    • Hwy 340 from 1st Street to Power Road 
    • Redlands Parkway/South Broadway from Hwy 340 to E 1/2 Road
  • Please do not cross wet paint
  • Expect delays.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Pipe laying continues along 26 1/4 Road, south of Hwy. 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Alternating one lane traffic with up to 15-minute delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion for this phase of construction – September.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

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

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

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will continue along the westbound lane of Riverside Parkway from the 25 Road overpass to approx. one half mile west of the 24 Road overpass
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
  • All business access will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – October.

Greenbelt Drive Between 22 ½ Road and Redlands Parkway, Storm Drainage Project – Mesa County Project

  • Starting Monday Greenbelt Drive will be closed to thru traffic daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • For access to Broadway Elementary School, please use 22 ½ Road
  • Anticipated Completion – Friday, September 20.

   22 Road between J Road and K Road, Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water

  • Starting Wednesday, 22 Road will be closed to through traffic, opening back up for the evenings and weekends
  • Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
  • Access will be provided for local residents at all times
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November 2019.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 9/9/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction continues along the western half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will be closed intermittently west of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer & Water line replacements will occur in the following areas:
    • S. 9th Street will be closed to through traffic between Kimball Avenue and 3rd Avenue
    • 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Winters Avenue and D Road
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Anticipated Completion – November.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Roadway Striping Project

  • Roadway striping will occur in the following areas:
    • North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road
    • Hwy 340 from 1st Street to Willow Ridge Ct. 
    • S. 5th Street/Hwy 50 from Pitkin Avenue to Grand Mesa Avenue
  • Please do not cross wet paint
  • Expect delays.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Pipe laying continues along 26 1/4 Road, south of Hwy. 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Alternating one lane traffic with up to 15-minute delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion for this phase of construction – September.

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.

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

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

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will continue heading west along the westbound lane of Riverside Parkway between the 25 Road overpass and the 24 Road overpass
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
  • All business access will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – October.

Greenbelt Drive Between 22 ½ Road and Redlands Parkway, Storm Drainage Project – Mesa County Project

  • Starting Monday Greenbelt Drive will be closed to thru traffic daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • For access to Broadway Elementary School, please use 22 ½ Road
  • Anticipated Completion – Friday, September 13.

I-70 Exit 26 Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • The I-70 Exit 26 Ramp Improvement Project will be conducted at the existing Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), located west of Grand Junction at Exit 26.
  • Motorists can expect the following lane closures listed below from Monday, September 9th to Friday, September 13th:
    • Westbound left lane closure all week
    • Eastbound right shoulder closure all week
  • Work will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Grand Valley 2045 Regional Transportation Plan – Public Involvement

GV2045RTP Workshop Flyer

Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office is looking for your vision, priorities, & challenges to transportation in the Grand Valley. Citizens are invited to share their input at community workshops held early next week:

  • Monday, September 9 from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM at The Factory – 750 Main Street, Grand Junction
  • Tuesday, September 10 from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM at the Mesa County Central Library – 443 N 6th St, Grand Junction
  • Tuesday, September 10 from 4:30 PM-6:00 PM at Clifton Community Hall – 126 2nd St, Clifton

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

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 9/1/2019

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here: http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

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

Monday, 9/2/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop CANCELLED Due to Labor Day Holiday


Wednesday, 9/4/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations

District 51 Bond Presentation: Building our Kid’s Future

Proclamations

Proclaiming September 7, 2019 a Sister City Day in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming September 13 ­ October 15, 2019 as Hispanic Heritage Month in the City
of Grand Junction

Proclaiming September 17 ­ 23, 2019 as Constitution Week in the City of Grand
Junction

Appointments

To One Riverfront

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings 

6ai. An Ordinance 1) Amending the Comprehensive Plan from Park to Residential Medium, Retaining the Mixed Use Corridor Designation along Patterson Road; and 2) Rezoning from CSR (Community Services and Recreation) to R­8 (Residential Medium) and MXOC (Mixed Use Opportunity Corridor) for Two Properties with a Total of
18.433 Acres, Located at 2980 and 2982 Patterson Road (Currently Known as the Burkey Park Property)

6aii. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 3.557 Acres of Land and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the Kiser Annexation to R­2 (Residential ­ 2 du/ac), Located at 136 Vista Grande Road

6bi. An Ordinance Placing a Charter Amendment Concerning the Authorized Length of Leases on the Election Ballot for the Special Municipal Election


Wednesday, 9/4/19 – Following the 6:00 p.m. City Council Meeting – Grand Junction Dos Rios General Improvement District       City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations

Report on Status of District Organization

Resolutions

1ai. A Resolution Adopting a District Seal

1aii. A Resolution Designating the Location for the Posting of the Notice of Meetings, Establishing the 2019 Meeting Schedule, and Establishing the Procedure for Calling of Special Meetings

1aiii. A Resolution Calling a Special Election in the City of Grand Junction Dos Rios General Improvement District


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 9/2/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction continues along the western half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will be closed intermittently west of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

  • D Road will be closed at 15th Street on Wednesday, September 4 – please use alternate route
  • S. 9th Street will be closed to through traffic between Kimball Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Anticipated Completion – November.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Roadway Striping Project

  • Roadway striping will occur in the following areas:
    • 7th Street from Orchard Avenue to Riverside Pkwy
    • D Road from Riverside Parkway to 9th Street
    • Unaweep Avenue from Hwy. 50 to 29 Road
  • Please do not cross wet paint
  • Expect delays.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Pipe laying continues along 26 1/4 Road, south of Hwy. 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Alternating one lane traffic with up to 15-minute delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion for this phase of construction – September.

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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – August.

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

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

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will continue heading west along the westbound lane of Riverside Parkway between the 25 Road overpass and the 24 Road overpass
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
  • All business access will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – October.

Schedule for City Services and Office Closures for Labor Day

LaborDay

City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

There will be no trash pickup on Monday, and it will be delayed by one day the remainder of the week. There will also be no recycling collection on Monday and collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

Labor Day 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 Labor Day holiday!


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