Projects Impacting Traffic for the Week of June 26


City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Day work will continue as crews finalize 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)

  • Sunday & Monday (night): Asphalt Paving 25 Road from I-70B to Patterson Road
  • Tuesday & Wednesday (night): Asphalt Paving 24 Road from G Road to just south of I-70
  • Thursday (night): Asphalt Paving 7th Street from Teller Avenue to North Avenue

The following locations are scheduled to be asphalt patched and milled during the daytime hours this week:

4th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue
9th Street from 1st Avenue to Ute Avenue
12th Street from Pitkin Avenue to Gunnison Avenue
Gunnison Avenue from 12th Street to 24th Street (asphalt pathing only)

  • All streets will remain open during construction
  • Expect traffic shifts and intermittent lane closures
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists.

Las Colonias Business Park Storm Sewer Project

  • Riverside Parkway will be closed 6 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Thursday between S. 9th Street and D Road (eastbound only)
  • Detour route will be in place


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 Projects

Repairs to the rock guard walls along Rim Rock Drive at various locations throughout the Colorado National 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

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 Devils Kitchen picnic area
  • Anticipated completion – Late June 2017

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

  • Speed limit reduction throughout construction zone is set at 35 mph
  • 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
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017

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

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