Projects Impacting Traffic for the Week of Sunday, July 9


City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Pavement Preservation Treatment Project

The following streets will be closed for one day only this week:

Monday, July 10

  • Mira Vista Road south of Patterson Road
  • Hillcrest Avenue from 1st Street east to 125 Hillcrest Avenue
  • Walnut Avenue and Walnut Court between Hillcrest Manor Avenue and 4th Street
  • Walnut Avenue between 5th Street and 6th Street.

Tuesday, July 11

  • 5th Street from Orchard Avenue to Walnut Avenue
  • Walnut Avenue from 5th Street to Cedar Avenue
  • Cedar Avenue from Walnut Avenue to 6th Street
  • Hillcrest Avenue from 125 Hillcrest Avenue to Hill Crest Manor Avenue.

Access will be provided for local residents and emergency vehicles.

2017 Street Resurfacing Project

Asphalt Paving (daylight hours):

Monday and Tuesday – 12th Street from Ute Avenue to Gunnison Avenue

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Gunnison Avenue from 12th Street to 24th Street

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

2017 Street Chip Seal Program

City crews will be chip sealing streets Sunday – Wednesday during the daytime hours of 6am to 5pm.

  • Streets in this year’s chip sealing program are between 1st Street and 19th Street and between North Avenue and Patterson Road.

City Crews will be fog sealing streets Monday – Thursday during the nighttime hours of 8pm to 6am.

  • Streets fog sealed this week will be the streets that were chip sealed last week.
  • Residential and business access will be maintained at all times
  • Traffic delays may occur as a result of this project
  • Anticipated completion –  August 2017.


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 – July 17, 2017.

Colorado National Monument – National Park Service Project

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- July 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.               




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