Community Input Requested for the Design of the Monument Road Corridor Shared-Use Path and Lunch Loops Trailhead

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The public is invited to review and comment on refined conceptual plans for the shared-use path and improvements at the Lunch Loops Trailhead on June 28, 2017 at either of the following times and locations:

Bike to Work Day Community Breakfast
6:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Grand Junction City Hall Plaza
250 N. 5th Street

Public Drop-In Open House
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mesa County Central Library
443 N. 6th Street

The Monument Road Corridor (Monument Corridor) serves numerous recreational user groups, residents, and visitors with an unrivaled natural scenic landscape to explore and enjoy.  Project partners, including the Mesa Land Trust, City of Grand Junction, the Bureau of Land Management, Mesa County, Colorado National Monument, with technical assistance provided by the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program, are developing plans to improve visitor experiences and community access to the public lands throughout the Corridor.

Through an ongoing collaborative effort, the project partners have been engaging recreational users of public lands as well as the broader community to help determine improvements to the Lunch Loops Trailhead (also known as the Tabeguache Trailhead), and with the design of a shared-use path connecting the Colorado Riverfront Trail to the Lunch Loops Trailhead. In early March of this year, the project partners conducted focus group meetings with numerous stakeholder groups, including hikers, runners, mountain bikers, nearby residents, residents of Glade Park, students and families, as well as representatives of persons with disabilities.  As a result of that community input, project partners have refined the concepts for improving access and adding amenities at the Lunch Loops Trailhead and are inviting the public to help shape the project before proceeding.

Design for the improvements is expected to be completed by December 2017.  The resulting shovel-ready project plans will be essential to successfully compete for limited construction funding.

Healthy Mesa County is hosting a website containing project and meeting information:  http://healthymesacounty.org/active-communities/monument-corridor-planning/

For more information:

Libby Collins
Mesa Land Trust
970-623-1900

Trent Prall
City of Grand Junction
970-256-4047

Dean Bressler
Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
970-623-8479

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