Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of May 1

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Gunnison Avenue Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Gunnison Avenue between 15th Street and 24th Street is closed to through traffic
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – May 2017.

 1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017.

12th Street Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • East and westbound Grand Avenue will be closed Monday, detour route will be in place
  • Utility Construction: 12th Street between Pitkin Avenue and Gunnison Avenue
  • Lane shifts and possible traffic delays between 7 am and 5 pm daily
  • There will be short term street closures with detours in place
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

Pavement Striping

  • 24 Road from Patterson Road to G Road
  • 23 Road from Hwy 6 & 50 to I-70
  • 22 Road from Hwy 6 & 50 to H ¼ Road
  • Striping operation will take place 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday.
  • Expect short delays and please do not cross wet paint.

 


 

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County

  • Watch for trucks turning onto and off of highway
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County

  • 29 ½ Road is closed to through traffic between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route is in place
  • For more information regarding this project call 970-640-6129
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

North Avenue Gas Line Repairs between 28 Road and 29 ½ Road – Xcel Energy Project

  • Night work is scheduled between the hours of 7pm and 7am Monday through Friday
  • Expect lane closures and possible detours
  • Anticipated completion – Friday, May 5.

 Colorado National Monument

  • Crews are working at Half Tunnel to stabilize the road surface and also making repairs to the rock retaining walls along various locations throughout the Monument
  • There will be alternating one-lane traffic through the construction zones between the hours of 7am and 6pm Monday through Friday
  • Expect up to 15 minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists
  • Anticipated completion- June 2017.

I-70 Beavertail Tunnel Lighting Project (east of Palisade) – CDOT Project

  • Speed limit reduction will be 40 mph when flaggers are present
  • Please obey all speed limit reductions and construction road signs during this time
  • East bound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road
  • Both west and east bound traffic can expect single lane closures this week
  • Project hours will be Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
  • For more information, please call 970-456-1481
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.

Mesa County 2017 Overlay Program – Week of May 1st – Fruita / Loma Area  – Mesa County Projects

Mesa County Asphalt Paving – Fruita Area:

  • 17 ¼ Road from Fruita City limits to K ¾ Road
  • K ¾ Road from 17 Road to 17 ½ Road
  • K 6/10 Road from 17 ½ Road to 18 Road
  • 17 ½ Road from K 6/10 Road to N 3/10 Road
  • 18 ½ Road from M Road to M ¾ Road.
  • K Road from 21 ½ Road to 22 ½ Road.
  • 25 Road from Grand Junction City limits to I-70 Overpass.

Mesa County Shoulder Work – Fruita /Loma/ Mack Area:

  • R Road from the west Highline State Park entrance to 12 Road.
  • 11 8/10 Road from Q Road north to Highline State Park.
  • 12 ½ Road from Q Road to Q ½ Road.
  • Q ½ Road from 12 Road to 12 ½ Road.
  • 12 Road from Q Road to R Road.
  • 14 Road from O Road to Q Road.
  • 12 ½ Road south of M Road.
  • M Road from 12 Road to SH 139 (Douglass Pass Road)
  • 17 ¼ Road from Fruita city limits to K ¾ Road.
  • Country Living Park (Mack)

Mesa County Asphalt Milling – Redlands Area:

  • Monument Village Subdivision

Short delays should be expected.


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

     

      

 

New Programs Coming to Downtown Grand Junction to Enhance Customer Service Experience for Patrons

dsc_0023Beginning in May, the City of Grand Junction will be implementing some changes in Downtown Grand Junction that have been devised to make the experience there more enjoyable for all. The changes will be in the form of volunteer ambassadors, increased police visibility and changes in the approach to parking enforcement.

Following a successful trial last summer of a more consistent and visible police foot patrol presence downtown, the Grand Junction Police Department is pleased to be providing this service again this year with a more permanent emphasis. Beginning in May, thanks to a partnership with the Downtown Development Authority, the GJPD will dedicate two new positions, which will fall under the umbrella of the existing Community Resource Unit, to Downtown patrol.

These new positions, which were planned for during the 2017 budgeting process, will be on a one-year rotating schedule. It is hoped that this increased visible presence will be a deterrent to the vagrancy and other issues that have impacted this area in recent years. The Police Department also looks forward to building relationships with business owners and vendors to partner in keeping the Downtown area safe, clean, and a draw for residents and visitors to Grand Junction.

In addition to the downtown officers, the Police Department will be implementing some changes to the Parks Patrol Unit – the officers seen on bicycles wearing bright yellow shirts in the warm months.  This seasonal unit, which has previously been comprised of a team of six, will be expanded to nine employees, all of whom will be cross trained in parking enforcement.

In addition to their primary role of providing a visible presence in City parks and along the Riverfront Trail, at any given time two of the on-duty Parks Patrol Officers will absorb parking enforcement responsibilities, which were previously handled by just one Police Service Technician. The hope is to retain three of these employees part time throughout the winter months to continue to handle parking enforcement issues year round.

Also slated to get underway later in May will be the Downtown Ambassador Program. This new volunteer program will run Memorial Day to Labor Day in Downtown Grand Junction. The program is administered by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and will incorporate training from the Visitor and Convention Bureau, the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Business Improvement District, and the Police Department.

The mission of the Ambassador Program will be to enhance a welcoming environment in Downtown Grand Junction. Ambassadors will welcome visitors and answer questions about the Downtown area and inform the Police Department of safety concerns. Ambassadors will be identified by a brightly colored polo shirt and we hope to have them available Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteers will be rewarded for hours worked with Downtown gift cards donated by businesses.

Efforts are currently underway to find a small office space where these programs will be able to have a home base. If you have an interest in volunteering to be a Downtown Ambassador, call Lorie Gregor at 970-254-3876 for more information. A training is scheduled May 23 to prepare volunteers to be Ambassadors.

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 24

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Gunnison Avenue Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Gunnison Avenue between 15th Street and 24th Street is closed to through traffic
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – May 2017.

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017.

12th Street Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • 12th Street between Pitkin Avenue and Gunnison Avenue
  • Lane shifts and possible traffic delays between 7 am and 5 pm daily
  • There will be short term side street closures with detours in place
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

Pavement Striping

  • North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road
  • 21 ½ Road from Hwy. 6 & 50 to I Road
  • H Road from 21 ½ Road to 22 Road
  • 22 Road from Hwy. 6 & 50 to H ¼ Road
  • Striping operation will take place 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County Project

  • Watch for trucks turning onto and off of highway
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County

  • 29 ½ Road is closed to through traffic between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route is in place
  • For more information regarding this project call (970) 640-6129
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

North Avenue Gas Line Repairs between 28 Road and 29 ½ Road – Xcel Energy Project

  • Night work is scheduled to start Monday, April 24 between the hours of 7pm and 7am Monday through Friday
  • Expect lane closures and possible detours
  • Anticipated completion – May 2017.

Colorado National Monument

  • Crews are working at Half Tunnel to stabilize the road surface and also making repairs to the rock retaining walls along various locations throughout the Monument
  • There will be alternating one-lane traffic through the construction zones between the hours of 7am and 6pm week days
  • Expect up to 15-minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • Anticipated completion- June 2017.

I-70 Beavertail Tunnel Lighting Project (east of Palisade) – CDOT Project

  • Project is scheduled to start Monday, April 24
  • Speed limit reduction will be 40 mph when flaggers are present
  • Please obey all speed limit reductions and construction road signs during this time
  • The eastbound service road will need to be closed to all traffic 24/7 for an asphalt overlay
  • When overlay is complete, east bound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto service road
  • Eastbound traffic can expect a single lane closure for the duration of the project
  • Project hours will be Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
  • For more information, please call (970) 456-1481
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.

Mesa County 2017 Overlay Program – Fruita/Loma Area

  • 14 Road from O Road to Q Road
  • 17 ¼ Road from Fruita City limits to K ¾ Road
  • K ¾ Road from 17 Road to 17 ½ Road
  • K 6/10 Road from 17 ½ Road to 18 Road
  • 12 Road from Q Road to R Road
  • 12 ½ Road south of M Road – Closed Monday, April 24 from 9am to 2pm
  • M Road from 12 Road to SH. 139 – Douglas Pass Road
  • 18 ½ Road from M Road to M ¾ Road
  • L Road from 18 Road to 20 Road
  • K 6/10 Road from 17 ½ Road to 18 Road
  • K Road from 21 ½ Road to 22 ½ Road
  • 25 Road from Grand Junction city limits to I-70 overpass
  • Short delays should be expected.

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

Grand Junction City Council Workshop and Meeting Preview – Week of April 17

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

Monday, 4/17/17 – 5:30 p.m.        Workshop         City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

1. Discussion Topics

a.  Presentation of the City of Grand Junction Fire Department/Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority Fire Station Partnership Feasibility Study

b.  Municipal Court Operations

2.  Update

a.Update on the Grand Junction Regional Center Campus

3. Next Workshop Topics

4. Other Business


Wednesday, 4/19/17 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting        City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentation

Presentation of Plaque to Outgoing Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Chazen

Proclamations

Proclaiming April 23-29, 2017 as “National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week” in the City of Grand Junction.

Proclaiming April 23-29, 2017 as “Days of Remembrance” in the City of Grand Junction.

Proclaiming April 28, 2017 as “Arbor Day” in the City of Grand Junction.

Regular Agenda

Contracts

a.  Contract to Replace Synthetic Turf Surface at Stocker Stadium

Public Hearing

Ordinance Amending Sections of the Zoning and Development Code (Title 21 of the Grand Junction Municipal Code) Regarding Nonconforming Signage

Resolution

Resolution Granting Conditional Approval of Private Streets and also Public Streets and Residential Lots Traversing Greater than 30% Slopes for the Proposed Pinnacle Ridge Subdivision in an existing R-2 (Residential – 2 du/ac) Zone District, Located East of Mariposa Drive in the Redlands

Other Action Item

Change in Use Incentive Grant Request in the Amount of $2,714.50 for Thai Number Nine, Located at 126 N. 7th Street

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 17

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Gunnison Avenue Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Gunnison Avenue between 15th Street and 24th Street is closed to through traffic
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – late April.

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – July.

12th Street Sewer Line Replacement Project 

  • 12th Street between Pitkin Avenue and Gunnison Avenue
  • Lane shifts and possible traffic delays between 7 am and 5 pm daily
  • There will be short term side street closures with detours in place
  • Anticipated completion – late May.

Pavement Striping

  • North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road
  • Hwy 340 from 1st Street to Willow Ridge Court
  • 21 ½ Road from Hwy 6&50 to I Road
  • Striping operation will take place 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

Annual Spring Clean-Up Program
City streets south of North Avenue to include Orchard Mesa and the Redlands

  • City crews will be picking up debris along street side
  • Please slow down in areas where crews are working
  • Short delays can be expected
  • Project completion – Friday.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County Project

  • Watch for trucks turning onto and off of highway
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Anticipated completion – June.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County

  • 29 ½ Road is closed to through traffic between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route is in place
  • For more information regarding this project call (970) 640-6129
  • Anticipated completion – June.

Horizon Drive Fiber Optics between 12th Street and Horizon Court – Private Customer

  • There will be various lane closures during normal work hours
  • All business access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – late April.

Colorado National Monument

  • Crews are working at Half Tunnel to stabilize the road surface and also making repairs to the rock retaining walls along various locations throughout the Monument
  • There will be alternating one lane traffic through the construction zones between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm week days
  • Expect up to 15 minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists
  • Anticipated completion- mid May.

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

Join the City Manager for a Cup of Coffee this Friday

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Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton continues to host a series of informal coffees to interact with community members, gather feedback on City programs and services, and to answer questions.

The sessions are slated to be held monthly in different locations. The City Manager will be joined at the coffees by some of the City’s department directors.

The next coffee is scheduled for this Friday, April 14 at Trader’s Coffee & Tea, corner of 7th and Patterson, at 2:00 p.m.

The sessions are open to the public and will be an unstructured, drop-in format.

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 10

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Sewer Repair and Replacement Project – River Road between 24 Road and Persigo Wastewater Plant

Monday:  G Road between River Road and Hwy 6&50 will be closed from noon until 5 p.m.

  • Alternating one lane traffic controlled either by temporary traffic signals or flaggers
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Up to 10-minute delays can be expected, alternate route advised
  • Anticipated completion – April 14.

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Sunday, April 2 – Paving operations with possible traffic delays
  • Please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017.

2017 Sewer Line Replacement Project – Phase A

  • Gunnison Avenue between 15th and 24th Street will be closed to through traffic
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – mid April.

Annual Spring Clean-Up Program – City streets north of North Avenue

  • City crews will be picking up debris along street side.
  • Please slow down in areas where crews are working.
  • Short delays can be expected.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County Project

  • Watch for trucks turning onto and off of highway
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County Project

  • 29 ½ Road is closed to through traffic between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route is in place
  • For more information regarding this project call (970) 640-6129
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017

Horizon Drive Fiber Optics between 12th Street and Horizon Court – Private Customer

  • There will be various lane closures during normal work hours
  • All business access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – late April.

Colorado National Monument

  • Crews are working at Half Tunnel to stabilize the road surface and also making repairs to the rock retaining walls along various locations throughout the Monument.
  • There will be alternating one lane traffic through the construction zones between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm week days.
  • Expect up to 15-minute delays – flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists.
  • Anticipated completion- mid May.

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