Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 4/30/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

City of Grand Junction Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

  • Crews will begin flushing hydrants on Orchard Mesa April 24 working north toward Patterson Road
  • Please drive with caution in areas where crews are working
  • Minor street flooding may occur
  • Anticipated completion – early May.

City of Grand Junction Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped next week (weather dependent):
    • North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road
    • Unaweep Avenue from Hwy 50 to 29 Road
    • 27 Road from Unaweep Avenue to Hwy 50
    • 27 Road from Hwy 50 to B Road
    • B Road from 27 Road to Clymer Drive
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • All directions of traffic will use the temporary roundabout configuration
  • Traffic will be directed by use of barrels, signage and possibly flaggers
  • Expect traffic stops with minimal delays
  • There is an 9-foot width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.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 – early May
  • 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 Exit 49 on ramp please yield before merging onto I-70
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 MPH
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50 MPH
  • Work hours will be 7am – 6pm, 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 will be moved to two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70, 24/7.
  • 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 – June.


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

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