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 

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