Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/16/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront Trail Closure – Las Colonias Park

  • Bike / Pedestrian Trail closed from the intersection of 27 ½ Road and C ½ Road to the Old Mill Bridge (Bridge leading to Eagle Rim Park)
  • Bridge access will remain open by way of detour
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – July.

Street Striping and Pavement Marking Project (Weather Permitting)

  • City crews will be striping the following streets this week:
    • 25 Road from Hwy 50 to I-70 Overpass
    • 12th Street from Pitkin Avenue to Horizon Drive
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint
  • Expect short delays.

2019 Asphalt Overlay Projects (Weather Permitting)

This week’s activities will include shoulder widening at the following locations:

  • South Camp Road from S. Broadway to Rim Rock Road
  • 24 1/2 Road between Hwys 6 & 50 and Patterson Road will be closed from 10 pm Monday night until 6 am Tuesday morning. A detour route will be in place.

Traffic delays can be expected.

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction will begin on the eastern half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will remain close on the east side of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Alternate route advised for through traffic.

2019 Street Chip Seal Program

The heavily traveled streets affected by this week’s activities include the following:

  • D Road from 29 Road to Crystal Drive on Sunday, June 16
  • 31 Road from D 1/2 Road to E Road on Sunday, June 16
  • D Road from Crystal Drive to 32 Road on Monday, June 17
  • 29 1/2 Road

Monument Road Trail Project

  • S. Redlands Road will be closed at Monument Road Monday for paving
  • S. Redlands Road access will be off of D Road and Rosevale Road
  • A well-marked detour will be in place.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

32 Road Sewer Line Replacement Project – Clifton Sanitation District Project

  • Watch for utility construction (various locations) along 32 Road between I-70B and D Road
  • Please slow down through the work zones and obey traffic control signs and personnel
  • Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and detours
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Vista Grande Drive (Redlands) Water Line Upgrade – Ute Water Project

  • Vista Grande between E Road and Hwy 340 will be closed to through traffic 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – July.

29 ½ Road north of F ½ Road Water Line Replacement – Ute Water Project

  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and moderate delays
  • Resident access will be maintained at all times
  • Anticipated completion – June.

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to thru traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – November.

F ½ Road between 30 Road and 30 ½ Road – Clifton Water

  • Expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • Alternate route advised for thru-traffic.

Riverside Park Groundbreaking Event

rio-conceptual-both-sites-2018-february-e1560353406834.jpgThe City of Grand Junction, Colorado Health Foundation, and One Riverfront are celebrating the groundbreaking of the Riverside Park improvement project on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park. This $800,000 project will provide much needed park improvements to Riverside Park including conversion of Riverside Park Drive into a dedicated pedestrian and bike trail, a larger basketball court, parking improvements, and access improvements. A future component of the project also includes a bicycle playground on the Dos Rios property just to the south of Riverside Park along the Riverfront Trail.  The neighborhood and community are invited to attend the celebration that will include a short program, dinner and refreshments, and games for families and children provided by Riverside Educational Center.


Contact:  Greg LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager     970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org 

Orchard Avenue from Normandy Drive to 29 Road Closed for Reconstruction

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Mesa County and the City of Grand Junction are jointly working to reconstruct Orchard Avenue from Normandy Drive to 29 Road. This project is the second phase of improvements to pedestrian routes near Nisley Elementary as well as a reconstruction of the roadway.

 

Construction began this week and will be completed in the fall. Improvements will include widening the road to three lanes, adding bike lanes, adding gutters, sidewalks, storm sewer, and streetlights through the entire stretch, on both the north and south sides of Orchard Avenue.

 

The $2.1 million total cost of the project split between the City and County.

 

Arrow boards and signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions. For the safety of the construction crew, drivers should remain alert, reduce their speed, and watch for stopped traffic while passing near the work zone.

 

Orchard Avenue is closed to through traffic but will have one lane open eastbound for local access. Residents will enter the area off of 28 1/2 Road on the west end and exit onto 29 Road. They will not be able to enter Orchard Avenue off of 28 ¾ Road or 29 Road.


Contacts:  

fancylogonobackgroundsized-fw  Greg LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager     970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

MCLOGO Vector PNGStephanie Reecy, Mesa County Public Information Officer     970-244-1755 or stephanie.reecy@mesacounty.us

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/10/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront Trail Closure – Las Colonias Park

  • Bike / Pedestrian Trail closed from the intersection of 27 ½ Road and C ½ Road to the Old Mill Bridge (Bridge leading to Eagle Rim Park)
  • Bridge access will remain open by way of detour
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – July.

Street Striping and Pavement Marking Project (Weather Permitting)

  • City crews will be striping the following streets this week:
    • 26 Road/1st Street from H Road to Grand Avenue
    • 26 1/2 Road/7th Street from I Road to Patterson Road
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint
  • Expect short delays.

2019 Asphalt Overlay Projects (Weather Permitting)

This week’s activities will include shoulder widening at the following locations:

  • South Camp Road from S. Broadway to Rim Rock Road

Traffic delays can be expected.

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction will begin on the eastern half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will remain close on the east side of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Alternate route advised for through traffic.

2019 Street Chip Seal Program

The heavily traveled streets affected by this week’s activities include the following:

  • 30 Road from C ½ Road to D Road on Monday
  • 30 Road from D Road to E Road on Thursday
  • E Road from 30 Road to just west of McMullin Drive on Thursday

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Redlands Road will be closed at Monument Road Monday and Tuesday
  • Redlands Road access will be off of D Road and Rosevale Road
  • A well-marked detour will be in place.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

32 Road Sewer Line Replacement Project – Clifton Sanitation District Project

  • Watch for utility construction (various locations) along 32 Road between I-70B and D Road
  • Please slow down through the work zones and obey traffic control signs and personnel
  • Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and detours
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Vista Grande Drive (Redlands) Water Line Upgrade – Ute Water Project

  • Vista Grande between E Road and Hwy 340 will be closed to through traffic 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – July.

29 ½ Road north of F ½ Road Water Line Replacement – Ute Water Project

  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and moderate delays
  • Resident access will be maintained at all times
  • Anticipated completion – June.

3rd Street and Colorado Avenue Intersection, Concrete Replacement – CenturyLink Project

  • Starting Monday Colorado Avenue will be closed both on the east and west side of 3rd Street
  • 3rd Street will remain open to north & south traffic with possible delays
  • Anticipated completion – mid-June.

 27 3/8 Road, concrete and asphalt replacement – Orchard Mesa Middle School Project

  • 27 3/8 Road will be closed to thru traffic between Unaweep Avenue and Cheyenne Drive
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – Wednesday June 12

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to thru traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 6/3/2019

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here: http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s meetings:

Monday, 6/3/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5thStreet

Discussion Topics

1a. Update regarding the Comprehensive Plan Process


Wednesday, 6/5/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentation

Recognition of New Neighborhood Association

Proclamations

Proclaiming June 17 ­ 23, 2019 as Pride Week in the City of Grand Junction

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings

6ai. An Ordinance Rezoning the Sixbey Investments, LLC Property from R­4 (Residential ­ 4 du/ac) to R­O (Residential Office) Located at 2670 Patterson Road

6aii. Public Hearing to Consider Funding the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year, Including an Amendment to the Action Plan for the 2018 Program Year, and Set a Public Hearing for Adoption of the 2019 Annual Action Plan for July 17, 2019

6aiii. An Ordinance Rezoning a Property from I­2 (Heavy Industrial) to I­1 (Light Industrial) Located at 2285 River Road

6aiv. An Ordinance Amending Section 21.04.030(e), Recreational Campgrounds, and Other Related Sections of the Grand Junction Municipal Code


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/3/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront Trail Closure – Las Colonias Park

  • Bike / Pedestrian Trail closed from the intersection of 27 ½ Road and C ½ Road to the Old Mill Bridge (Bridge leading to Eagle Rim Park)
  • Bridge access will remain open by way of detour
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – July.

Street Striping and Pavement Marking Project (Weather Permitting)

  • City crews will be striping the following streets this week:
    • 21 1/2 Road from I Road to Hwy 6 & 50
    • 22 Road from H 1/2 Road to Hwy 6 & 50
    • H Road from 21 1/2 Road to 22 Road
    • Redlands Parkway from Colorado River bridge to Riverside Parkway/River Road
    • H Road from 26 1/2 Road to 27 1/2 Road
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint
  • Expect short delays.

2019 Asphalt Overlay Projects (Weather Permitting)

This week’s activities will include asphalt paving at the following locations:

  • South Camp Road from S. Broadway to Rim Rock Road

Traffic delays can be expected.

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction will begin on the eastern half of 7th Street this week
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Alternate route advised.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

32 Road Sewer Line Replacement Project – Clifton Sanitation District Project

  • Watch for utility construction (various locations) along 32 Road between I-70B and D Road
  • Please slow down through the work zones and obey traffic control signs and personnel
  • Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and detours
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Vista Grande Drive (Redlands) Water Line Upgrade – Ute Water Project

  • Vista Grande between E Road and Hwy 340 will be closed to through traffic 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – July.

29 ½ Road north of F ½ Road Water Line Replacement – Ute Water Project

  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic and moderate delays
  • Resident access will be maintained at all times
  • Anticipated completion – June.

27 3/8 Road Utility Work – Orchard Mesa Middle School Project

  • 27 3/8 Road will be closed to through traffic starting Monday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Resident access shall be provided.

Free Classes for Liquor Sellers & Servers, Including Hotel/Restaurant Operators

The City of Grand Junction is offering FREE training for liquor licensees (owners), their managers and employees.Bartender

The training will cover:

  • Server responsibility
  • ID checking and enforcement
  • Recognizing signs of intoxication
  • Guarding against over service of patrons

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Police Service Technician Meghan Woodland, Grand Junction Police Department, has a fun and informative method of educating anyone who dispenses alcohol on how they can protect themselves and their patrons.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the class begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. Late arrivals will not be able to participate. Participants who stay for the entire class and complete the post-test and score a 70% or better on the post-test will receive certificates of completion for this State-certified class.

If you would like to participate in the class, please register online at www.gjcity.org.  For more information, call the City Clerk’s office at 970-244-1509 or e-mail janeth@gjcity.org.  Please note no food or beverages other than water are permitted in the Auditorium.  Please bring your own pen and paper for notes and the test.