Projects Impacting Traffic for the Week of June 19

IMG_4427City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Day work will continue as crews finalize the project so please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – early July 2017

2017 Street Resurfacing Project (night work hours – 6pm to 7am)

Tuesday and Wednesday Night – D Road from 31 Road to 32 Road
Wednesday and Thursday Night – 25 Road from I-70B to Patterson Road

  • Streets will remain open during paving operations
  • Expect traffic shifts and intermittent lane closures
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists



Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions        

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 – Late June 2017.

Colorado National Monument – National Park Service Project

  • National Park Service staff will be making repairs to the rock guard walls along Rim Rock Drive at various locations throughout the Monument
  • There will be alternating one-lane traffic through the construction zones, weekdays between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm
  • Expect up to 10-minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists
  • Anticipated completion- Late June 2017
  • Starting Tuesday June 20: Water line replacement project at the east (Grand Junction) entrance to the Colorado National Monument
  • Motorists can expect alternating one-lane traffic with possible 5 to 10-minute delays between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm daily
  • Flaggers will assist visitors through construction zone
  • Access will remain open to Devil’s Kitchen picnic area
  • Anticipated completion – Late June 2017.

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

  • Be aware of speed limit reduction throughout construction zone set at 35 mph
  • Monday, Motorists can expect possible delays on eastbound I-70 near the Beavertail Tunnel due to higher volumes of traffic from fans leaving Country Jam
  • Eastbound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road. No vehicle parking or bicycling on the service road.
  • Both west and eastbound traffic can expect single-lane closures
  • Project hours will be weekdays 7am – 5pm
  • For more information, please call (970) 456-1481
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.

Utility Pole Replacement Project, (Orchard Avenue from 12th Street to 28 Road) – Xcel Energy Project

  • Intermittent lane shifts or closures during normal work hours
  • Short delays can be expected

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



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