Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 5/14/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program

Concrete removal and replacement

  • Winters Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Street
  • Milling and overlay will follow.
  • Anticipated completion – first week of June.

Asphalt milling (night operations)

  • Base Rock Street from American Way to Rimrock Avenue
  • Rimrock Avenue from Base Rock Street to I-70B
  • Bogart Lane from Rimrock Avenue to Independent Avenue
  • Independent Avenue from Bogart Lane to 24 ¾ Road
  • 24 ¾ Road from Independent Avenue to I-70B
  • Paving will follow
  • Anticipated completion – May 25.

Shoulder widening

  • River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Business access will be maintained at all times
  • Estimated mid June.

Roadway striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped next week (weather dependent):
    • 7th Street from Horizon Drive to Patterson Road
    • 12th street from Horizon Drive to Grand Avenue
    • Horizon Drive from 7th Street to G Road
    • Horizon Drive from I-70 to H Road
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint
  • Anticipated completion – end of week.

Sewer Line Replacement Project Phase A

7th Street between Kimball Avenue and Winters Avenue

  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and delays
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – mid June.

South 9th Street and 3rd Avenue – Construction begins May 18

  • Expect traffic delays and possible detours

Waterline Replacement Project

  • Wednesday, May 16, construction will begin at the following two locations:
    • Compton Street south of Elm Avenue
    • Kennedy Avenue east of Compton Street
  • Resident access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – June 1.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Hwy 340 Bike/Pedestrian Facility Project between Kansas Avenue and Grand Vista Drive – CDOT Project

  • Westbound shoulder closure with possible east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic
  • Please be aware of the speed limit reduction and obey construction road signs
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

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 – Colorado National Monument Project

  • Rim Rock Drive from Devils Kitchen Trailhead (near the east entrance) up to DS Road (Glade Park Road) will re-open May 12 with restrictions
  • Reduced speed limit while guard rails, signs and lane markings are completed
  • Little Park Road will remain an alternate route
  • For additional information please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm  or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360
  • Anticipated completion – July 3.

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
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

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
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October.

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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