Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 8/27/18

7th Street 2018

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street between Bookcliff Avenue and Wellington Avenue – Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Single-lane traffic each direction will be shifted over to the easterly lanes of 7th Street through the construction zone
  • There will be temporary side street closures
  • Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists
  • Business access will be provided
  • Anticipated completion – mid September.

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Paving operations are scheduled Wednesday, August 29 through Friday August 31 (weather permitting)
  • Orchard Avenue, Tiger Way and all the driveways along the west side of 7th Street will be closed next week
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program

Horizon Drive from G Road to I-70 Roundabouts – striping and manhole work (weather permitting)

  • Expect rolling lane shifts and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • 3rd Street from Grand Avenue to South Avenue
    • 6th Street from Rood Avenue to Ute Avenue
    • 10th Street from Grand Avenue to South Avenue
    • Rood Avenue from 1st Street to 7th Street
    • Main Street from 8th Street to I-70B
    • Riverside Pkwy. from West Avenue to 29 Road
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.


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, 7am to 5pm
  • For additional information please email co340sidewalk@gmail.com or call 970-639-0680
  • Anticipated completion – October.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Please drive with caution through the new temporary roundabout configuration
  • Expect lane restrictions and possible detours
  • There is a 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
  • Work hours will be Monday– Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • For additional information please email redlandsroundabout@gmail.com or call 970-456-1361
  • Anticipated completion – November.

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 Monday – Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • For additional information please email grandmesaexit49@gmail.com or call 970-456-1481
  • 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.


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

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