Projects Impacting Traffic for the Week of May 15

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.

4th Street Sewer Manhole Replacement Project- North Avenue to Grand Avenue

  • Expect intermittent lane shifts and short term street closures
  • Parking restrictions in force
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

Pavement Striping

  • G Road from Hwy 6 & 50 to Horizon Drive
  • H Road from 26 Road to Horizon Drive
  • 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 are flushing hydrants
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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






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