Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of May 8

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 – Late May.

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

  • 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

  • G Road from Hwy 6 & 50 to Horizon Drive
  • Redlands Pkwy. From Patterson Road to South Camp Road
  • South Broadway from South Camp Road to E ½ Road
  • Striping operation will take place 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday
  • Expect short delays and please do not cross wet paint.

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

  • Utility Staff will begin flushing hydrants Monday May 8
  • Please drive with caution in areas where crews are working
  • Anticipated completion – late May.


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 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 – 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 12.

Colorado National Monument Project

  • 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
  • Eastbound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road
  • Both west and eastbound 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 8 – Mesa County Project

Asphalt Paving – (Fruita/Loma)

  • 17.5 Road from K.6 Road to N.3 Road
  • 18.5 Road from M Road to M.75 Road
  • L Road from 18 Road to J Road
  • 20 Road from Hwy 6&50 to J Road
  • K Road from 21.5 Road to 22.5 Road
  • 25 Road from Grand Junction City Limits (Grand Valley Canal) to the I-70 overpass

Gravel Shoulder Work – (Fruita/Loma)

  • 12.5 Road from Q Road to Q.5 Road
  • Q.5 Road from 12 Road to 12.5 Road
  • 12 Road from Q Road to R Road
  • 14 Road from O Road to Q Road
  • 17.25 Road from Fruita City Limits (New Elmwood Cemetery) to K.75 Road
  • K.6 Road from 17.5 Road to 18 Road
  • 17.5 Road from K.6 Road to N.3 Road
  • K.75 Road from 17 Road to 17.5 Road
  • L Road from 18 Road to 20 Road
  • 18.5 Road from M Road to M.75 Road

Concrete Replacement (Monument Village Subdivision)

  • Colonial Dr.
  • Creekside Court
  • Creekside Circle
  • Catskill Court
  • Rushmore Drive
  • Lassen Court
  • Tovar Court
  • Chaco Court
  • Shenadoah Drive (Closed to through traffic)
  • Brenton Court
  • Carlsbad Drive
  • Acadia Court
  • Olympic Court
  • Bryce Court
  • Rainier Court
  • Banff Court
  • McKinley Court

Short delays should be expected.


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

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