Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 24

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Gunnison Avenue Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Gunnison Avenue between 15th Street and 24th Street is closed to through traffic
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – May 2017.

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017.

12th Street Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • 12th Street between Pitkin Avenue and Gunnison Avenue
  • Lane shifts and possible traffic delays between 7 am and 5 pm daily
  • There will be short term side street closures with detours in place
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

Pavement Striping

  • North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road
  • 21 ½ Road from Hwy. 6 & 50 to I Road
  • H Road from 21 ½ Road to 22 Road
  • 22 Road from Hwy. 6 & 50 to H ¼ Road
  • Striping operation will take place 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday.

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

  • Watch for trucks turning onto and off of highway
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County

  • 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 – June 2017.

North Avenue Gas Line Repairs between 28 Road and 29 ½ Road – Xcel Energy Project

  • Night work is scheduled to start Monday, April 24 between the hours of 7pm and 7am Monday through Friday
  • Expect lane closures and possible detours
  • Anticipated completion – May 2017.

Colorado National Monument

  • Crews are working at Half Tunnel to stabilize the road surface and also making repairs to the rock retaining walls along various locations throughout the Monument
  • There will be alternating one-lane traffic through the construction zones between the hours of 7am and 6pm week days
  • Expect up to 15-minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • Anticipated completion- June 2017.

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

  • Project is scheduled to start Monday, April 24
  • Speed limit reduction will be 40 mph when flaggers are present
  • Please obey all speed limit reductions and construction road signs during this time
  • The eastbound service road will need to be closed to all traffic 24/7 for an asphalt overlay
  • When overlay is complete, east bound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road
  • Eastbound traffic can expect a single lane closure for the duration of the project
  • Project hours will be Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
  • For more information, please call (970) 456-1481
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.

Mesa County 2017 Overlay Program – Fruita/Loma Area

  • 14 Road from O Road to Q Road
  • 17 ¼ Road from Fruita City limits to K ¾ Road
  • K ¾ Road from 17 Road to 17 ½ Road
  • K 6/10 Road from 17 ½ Road to 18 Road
  • 12 Road from Q Road to R Road
  • 12 ½ Road south of M Road – Closed Monday, April 24 from 9am to 2pm
  • M Road from 12 Road to SH. 139 – Douglas Pass Road
  • 18 ½ Road from M Road to M ¾ Road
  • L Road from 18 Road to 20 Road
  • K 6/10 Road from 17 ½ Road to 18 Road
  • K Road from 21 ½ Road to 22 ½ Road
  • 25 Road from Grand Junction city limits to I-70 overpass
  • Short delays should be expected.

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

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