Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of May 1

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

  • East and westbound Grand Avenue will be closed Monday, detour route will be in place
  • Utility Construction: 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 street closures with detours in place
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

Pavement Striping

  • 24 Road from Patterson Road to G Road
  • 23 Road from Hwy 6 & 50 to I-70
  • 22 Road from Hwy 6 & 50 to H ¼ Road
  • Striping operation will take place 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday.
  • Expect short delays and please do not cross wet paint.



Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County

  • 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 between the hours of 7pm and 7am Monday through Friday
  • Expect lane closures and possible detours
  • Anticipated completion – Friday, May 5.

 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 Monday through Friday
  • 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

  • Speed limit reduction will be 40 mph when flaggers are present
  • Please obey all speed limit reductions and construction road signs during this time
  • East bound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road
  • Both west and east bound traffic can expect single lane closures this week
  • 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 – Week of May 1st – Fruita / Loma Area  – Mesa County Projects

Mesa County Asphalt Paving – Fruita Area:

  • 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
  • 17 ½ Road from K 6/10 Road to N 3/10 Road
  • 18 ½ Road from M Road to M ¾ Road.
  • K Road from 21 ½ Road to 22 ½ Road.
  • 25 Road from Grand Junction City limits to I-70 Overpass.

Mesa County Shoulder Work – Fruita /Loma/ Mack Area:

  • R Road from the west Highline State Park entrance to 12 Road.
  • 11 8/10 Road from Q Road north to Highline State Park.
  • 12 ½ Road from Q Road to Q ½ Road.
  • Q ½ Road from 12 Road to 12 ½ Road.
  • 12 Road from Q Road to R Road.
  • 14 Road from O Road to Q Road.
  • 12 ½ Road south of M Road.
  • M Road from 12 Road to SH 139 (Douglass Pass Road)
  • 17 ¼ Road from Fruita city limits to K ¾ Road.
  • Country Living Park (Mack)

Mesa County Asphalt Milling – Redlands Area:

  • Monument Village Subdivision

Short delays should be expected.

Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or




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