Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 4/9/18

Road Work

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

29 Road and Unaweep Avenue, Concrete Removal and Replacement Project

  • Work will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Expect lane shifts and traffic delays
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists
  • Please slow down through construction zone.

Elm Avenue from 28 ¼ Road to 28 ¾ Road – Waterline Replacement Project

  • Elm Avenue is closed to thru traffic from 28 ¼ Road to 28 ¾ Road
  • Access will be maintained for local residents
  • Detour route is well marked
  • Anticipated completion – early May.

Spring Clean-Up

  • Begins Monday, April 9 north of North Avenue
  • Watch for crews and equipment picking up debris along curb line
  • Expect short delays
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Night work, Monday – Friday 6pm – 6am
  • Expect lane shifts and brief traffic delays
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit
  • Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution and watch for construction equipment and personnel
  • 4-way traffic stops at intersection
  • West and eastbound right turn lanes are closed off of Broadway onto Redlands Parkway/So. Broadway, however motorists can still turn at the intersection
  • For additional information please visit codot.gov, www.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Rim Rock Drive (east hill closure for resurfacing) – Colorado National Monument Project

  • Rim Rock Drive from Devils Kitchen Trailhead (near the east entrance) up to DS Road (Glade Park Road) is closed
  • Use Little Park Road – this detour route will be well marked
  • DS Road (Glade Park Road) will also be resurfaced. Pilot cars will escort motorists through the construction
  • Phase 2 anticipated completion – late April
  • For additional information please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm  or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360.

I-70 Exit 49 Grand Mesa Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • Westbound I-70 right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 49.5 & MP 48
  • Eastbound I-70: right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 48 & MP 49.5
  • Motorists will still have access to Exit 49
  • Westbound I-70 Exit 49 on ramp will have a 14’ width restriction 24/7
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 mph
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50mph
  • Work hours will be 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Anticipated completion – late September
  • For more information or to be added to the project update list call 970-456-1481 or email grandmesaexit49@gmail.com.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance Project Near DeBeque  – CDOT Project

  • Both west and eastbound I-70 traffic can expect lane closures, detours and temporary delays
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone
  • Work hours will be 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Anticipated completion – October
  • For more information, please visit http://www.cdot.gov/projects/i70-overflow-near-debeque.

21 ½ Road Utility Work between H Road and I Road – Private Development Project

  • 21 ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic 24/7 between H Road and I Road
  • Use 22 Road as the detour route
  • All business and resident access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – early May.

Spring Valley Irrigation Replacement Project – HOA Project

  • Applewood Street between Hawthorn Avenue and Wintergreen Drive will be closed to thru traffic
  • Access for local residents will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – early to mid-April.

3rd Street between Ute and Pitkin Avenues, Utility Work – Catholic Outreach Day Center Project

  • 3rd Street will be closed Monday, April 9
  • 7 am to 5 pm
  • Please use an alternate route.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org

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