Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 10/7/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Expect lane shifts and short delays this week for final clean-up
  • All business and resident access will be provided.

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road will be closed on Wednesday, October 9 for one day only just north of S. Redlands Road. A well-marked detour route will be in place
  • Portions of the Lunch Loop trails remain closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • Sandra Avenue and Formay Avenue between 29 Road and 29 1/4 Road
    • Both streets will be closed to through traffic
    • Access for local residents will be provided
    • Anticipated completion – November
  • Water line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • 3rd Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street
    • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Expect delays.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Pipe laying continues along 26 1/4 Road, south of Hwy. 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Anticipated completion for this phase of construction – October.

2019 Asphalt Overlay Program

  • Asphalt overlays will occur in the following areas:
    • 15th Street between Winters Avenue and D Road (Concrete Replacement)
  • No on-street parking along west side of Winters Avenue
  • Little to no delays are expected
  • Anticipated completion – October.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

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

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

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Orchard Avenue will be closed west of 30 Road this week – please use 29 1/2 Road
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • This gas line project will be wrapping up in the next two weeks
  • Traffic delays will be minimal
  • Anticipated completion – October.

   22 Road between J Road and K Road, Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water

  • 22 Road will be closed to through traffic, opening back up for the evenings and weekends
  • Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
  • Access will be provided for local residents at all times
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Grand Junction Open Streets Event

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The Grand Junction Urban Trails Committee will host the third annual Grand Junction Community Streets Event on Saturday, October 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 10th Street will be closed to non-local vehicular traffic from the Alley between North Avenue and Belford to Grand Avenue.

Activities will be offered along the 10th Street route and at Washington Park. A bike rodeo, food trucks, music, entertainment, lawn games, and informational booths will be arrayed along the street, free and open to the public.

No motorized traffic will be allowed on the street during the event, though Grand and Gunnison Avenues will be open to cross-traffic along where they intersect with 10th Street.

There are more than 70 Community Streets events each year in the United States which trace their origins to the first event in Seattle in 1965. Community Open Streets events temporarily close a street to motorized traffic, allowing the street to be used for other activities such as walking, jogging, bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, or dancing.

Community Streets are part of broad efforts to promote and extend the many health and other benefits associated with active transportation by providing a space for residents to be physically active and to have fun safely. The event encourages participants to learn how to incorporate biking walking, and other active transportation choices into their everyday lives.

The Grand Junction event also highlights the important active transportation connection between the Colorado Mesa University campus and Downtown.


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

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 9/30/2019

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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, 9/30/19 – 4:00 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

Presentation of City Manager’s 2020 Recommended Budget to Council


Wednesday, 10/2/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Proclamations

Proclaiming October 6 ­ 12, 2019 as Fire Prevention Week in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming October 2019 as Arts and Humanities Month in the City of Grand Junction

Certificates of Appointment

To the Ridges Architectural Control Committee

To One Riverfront

Presentations

Letter of Appreciation Presented by Grand Junction Police Department

2018 Auditor’s Report to City Council – Ty Holman, Haynie & Company

Regular Agenda

Resolutions

4a. A Resolution Supporting District 51 Board of Education Ballot Issue 4A

Public Hearings 

5ai. An Ordinance to Vacate a Portion of the East­-West Alley Right-­of-Way on the South Side of the Property Located at 845 Orchard Avenue


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 9/30/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Starting Wednesday, side streets and driveways along the west side of 7th Street will be closed through Saturday
  • Paving will begin late-week and continue through Saturday
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!
  • Anticipated completion – early October.

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • D Road between 9th Street and 12th Street
    • Anticipated completion – October
  • Water line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • 3rd Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street
    • 10th Street from 3rd Avenue to D Road
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Expect delays.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Pipe laying continues along 26 1/4 Road, south of Hwy. 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Alternating one lane traffic with up to 15-minute delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion for this phase of construction – early October.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

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

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

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will continue along the westbound lane of Riverside Parkway from the 25 Road overpass to approx. one half mile west of the 24 Road overpass
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
  • All business access will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – October.

   22 Road between J Road and K Road, Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water

  • 22 Road will be closed to through traffic, opening back up for the evenings and weekends
  • Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
  • Access will be provided for local residents at all times
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 9/23/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction continues along the western half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will be closed intermittently west of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer & Water line replacements will occur in the following areas:
    • S. 9th Street will be closed to through traffic between D Road and Riverside Parkway
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated Completion – November.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Pipe laying continues along 26 1/4 Road, south of Hwy. 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Alternating one lane traffic with up to 15-minute delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion for this phase of construction – September.

Redlands Parkway Concrete Barrier Construction Project at the Colorado River Bridge

  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

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

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

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will continue along the westbound lane of Riverside Parkway from the 25 Road overpass to approx. one half mile west of the 24 Road overpass
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
  • All business access will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – October.

   22 Road between J Road and K Road, Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water

  • 22 Road will be closed to through traffic, opening back up for the evenings and weekends
  • Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
  • Access will be provided for local residents at all times
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November 2019.

River Park at Las Colonias Project Groundbreaking

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The City of Grand Junction is celebrating the groundbreaking of the River Park at Las Colonias on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Las Colonias Park near the Amphitheater.

This $1.3 million project will enhance the stream hydrology and aquatic habitat zone in the existing slough by adding habitat while maintaining existing recreational use throughout a larger portion of the year. This project will restore the original intent by adding more flow and open water to the park. Over $600,000 in grant dollars were secured to enable this project including funding from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Colorado Basin Roundtable, and One Riverfront.

The River Park at Las Colonias Project generally consists of the installation of a new 475 lineal foot inlet channel, and approximately 850 lineal foot extension of the existing channel, creating a secondary channel with drops and pools, in-stream habitat structures and boulders, native riparian plantings, and bioengineered bank stabilization with recreational elements and interpretative signage. The project fits into the larger revitalization of the City’s Riverfront properties including the Amphitheater at Las Colonias and the Las Colonias Business Park.


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

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 9/16/2019

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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, 9/16/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

Broadband Update

Xcel Energy Update


Wednesday, 9/18/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Appointments

To the Ridges Architectural Control Committee

Regular Agenda

Resolutions

4a. A Resolution Supporting District 51 Board of Education Ballot Issue 4A

Public Hearings 

5ai. An Ordinance to Rezone the Community Pod 5 from Mixed Use (MU) to Planned Development (PD) and Approve an Outline Development Plan (ODP) for Approximately 39.25 Acres at 2372 G Road

5bi. An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 4861 to Change the Name of the Grand Junction Dos Rios General Improvement District to the City of Grand Junction Dos Rios General Improvement District


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