Projects Impacting Traffic for the Week of Sunday, July 16 (Riverside Parkway work begins this week)


City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

2017 Street Resurfacing Project

Asphalt patching (daylight hours):  Monday – Friday: Grand Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street

Shoulder widening (daylight hours): Monday – Friday: 26 Road from F ¼ Road to F ½ Road

  • Expect traffic shifts, intermittent lane closures and possible short-term street closures
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists
  • Expect delays

Riverside Parkway Resurfacing Project

Week 1 Schedule: Sunday 7/16 – Sunday 7/23 (nighttime hours 5 pm – 7 am)

Asphalt milling and paving: Riverside Parkway from 5th Street to 29 Road

  • Expect traffic shifts, intermittent lane closures and possible short-term street closures
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists
  • Expect delays

Pavement Preservation Treatment Project (Slurry Seal)

This week’s schedule (daylight hours):  29 Road from D Road to Patterson Road (two-way traffic will be maintained); D ½ Road from 3085 D ½ Road to Duffy Drive (two-way traffic will be maintained); 30 Road from A ½ Road to B Road (This section will be closed the day of application)

  • Expect delays

2017 Street Chip Seal Program

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

The City 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

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

  • Intermittent lane shifts or closures during normal work hours
  • Short delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017.

B ½ Road Utility Work between 29 and 30 Road – Private Development

  • B ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic just east of 29 Road
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Most of B ½ Road can be accessed from 30 Road
  • Anticipated completion – Friday July 21.

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

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