Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of Sunday, August 27

traffic_cone_orangeOur sincere thanks to the members of the community who have been patient with all the ongoing road work as well as the occasional hiccup that has arisen as a result of the volume of work. We are working hard with our contractors to make sure the missteps that have been made are not repeated. Grand Junction’s roadway system will be improved when this is all finished, and we are confident it will all be worth it in the end. Thank you again to the voters who passed ballot question 2B this spring, allowing us to invest more in road projects and neighborhood pavement preservation.     

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions    

Riverside Parkway Resurfacing Project (Night work:  6pm to 7am , Sunday – Thursday)

Asphalt Paving at the following locations:

~ 24 Road from south of Patterson Road to Leland Avenue
~ The I-70B northbound on/off ramps at the Redlands Parkway
~ West Avenue from Riverside Parkway to Hwy 340
~ Hwy 340 on ramp to Riverside Parkway
~ 5th Street and Hwy 50 on/off ramps at the Riverside Parkway

  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists
  • Alternate route would be advised
  • Anticipated completion – early September.

Contract Street Overlay and Chip Seal Project (Day Light Hours)

Adjusting manhole covers to grade

~ Monday: 25 Road from I-70B to Patterson Road
~ Tuesday and Wednesday: 4th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue

Gravel Shoulder Work

~ Thursday and Friday: Ridges Blvd. from Hwy 340 to Mariposa Drive

  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists
  • Expect delays.             



 Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

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 24/7. No vehicle parking or bicycling on the service road.
  • Westbound traffic will detour through the eastbound tunnel 24/7
  • 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.

7th Street between Kennedy Avenue and Elm Avenue (bus pullout) – Colorado Mesa University Project

  • Northbound traffic can expect single-lane closures
  • Work hours will be 7am to 5:30pm daily
  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – September 8.

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

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