Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 5/7/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

City of Grand Junction 2018 Asphalt Overlay Program

24 ¾ Road between the South Frontage Road of I-70B and West Independent Avenue

  • Road will be closed for 2 weeks
  • Access into Splish Splash Car Wash will be maintained at all times, well-marked detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – 3rd week of May.

Winters Avenue between 7th Street and 9th Street (curb & gutter replacement in advance of milling and paving)

  • Street will remain open with restrictions
  • Please obey construction signage and flaggers
  • Concrete work anticipated completion – late May.  Milling and paving will follow after curing.

City of Grand Junction Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped next week (weather dependent):
    • North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road
    • Unaweep Avenue from Hwy 50 to 29 Road
    • 27 Road from Unaweep Avenue to Hwy 50
    • 27 Road from Hwy 50 to B Road
    • B Road from 27 Road to Clymer Drive
    • 28 ½ Road from Hwy 50 to Unaweep Avenue
    • Santa Clara Avenue from Hwy 50 to Roubideau Street
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

City of Grand Junction 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.

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.gov, www.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 (east hill closure for resurfacing) – Colorado National Monument Project

  • Rim Rock Drive from Devils Kitchen Trailhead (near the east entrance) up to DS Road (Glade Park Road) is closed
  • Use Little Park Road – this detour route will be well marked
  • DS Road (Glade Park Road) will also be resurfaced. Pilot cars will escort motorists through the construction
  • For additional information please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm  or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360
  • Anticipated completion – May 11.

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.gov, www.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
  • Work hours will be 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • For additional information please visit codot.gov, www.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

New Mayor Selected; Mayor Pro Tem Reappointed

During the regular City Council meeting tonight, a new Mayor was selected and the Mayor Pro Tem was reappointed by the members of City Council.

traylor_barbara-webMayor Barbara Traylor Smith
bennett-boeschenstein-webMayor Pro Tem Bennett Boeschenstein

For the coming year, Councilmember Barbara Traylor Smith, District B, will serve in the capacity of President of the Council, or Mayor, and Bennett Boeschenstein, District C,  will serve another term as Mayor Pro Tem.

Both were administered the oath of office by City Clerk Wanda Winkelmann and chairing of the meeting was turned over to Mayor Traylor Smith by outgoing Mayor Rick Taggart.

The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem serve a one-year term.


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

Let the City Manager Buy You a Cup of Coffee

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

The next coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 at Octopus Coffee, 759 Horizon Drive, at 9:00 a.m.  

The sessions are open to the public and are an unstructured, drop-in format. More details here: http://bit.ly/2i6AQkR


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

Winds Close Landfill; Trash Collection May Be Affected

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Some City of Grand Junction customers may not have their trash collected today because the Mesa County Landfill is closed due to gusting winds. City crews will proceed through their regular Monday routes until their trucks are full. Any trash not collected today will be collected tomorrow.


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

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 4/30/18

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here:    http://grandjunctioncityco.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx

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

Monday, 4/30/18 – 5:00 p.m.    City Council Executive Session    Administration Conference Room, 250 N. 5th Street, 2nd Floor

Executive Session to Discuss Personnel Matters Under Colorado Revised Statutes 24­6­402(4)(f)(I) of the Open Meetings Law Relative to City Council Employees, Specifically the City Manager.


Monday, 4/30/18 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

1. Discussion Topics

~ Lodging Tax Discussion
~ 2018 Program Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

2. Next Workshop Topics

3. Other Business


Wednesday, 5/2/18 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Proclamations

Proclaiming May 13 ­ 19, 2018 as Police Week in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming May 7 ­ 11, 2018 as Teacher Appreciation Week in the City of Grand Junction

Appointments

Election of Council President/Ex-Officio Mayor and Council President Pro Tem/Ex-Officio Mayor Pro Tem

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings

4ai. A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 65­97 to Designate an Expanded Area of the Lincoln Park Residential Historic District in the City Register of Historic Sites, Structures, and Districts

4aii. An Ordinance Approving an Outline Development Plan (ODP) for Elevation 4591 and a Rezone to Planned Development (PD) with an R­8 (Residential – 8 du/ac) Default Zone District, Located at 2524 F ½ Road



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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 4/30/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

City of Grand Junction Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

  • Crews will begin flushing hydrants on Orchard Mesa April 24 working north toward Patterson Road
  • Please drive with caution in areas where crews are working
  • Minor street flooding may occur
  • Anticipated completion – early May.

City of Grand Junction Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped next week (weather dependent):
    • North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road
    • Unaweep Avenue from Hwy 50 to 29 Road
    • 27 Road from Unaweep Avenue to Hwy 50
    • 27 Road from Hwy 50 to B Road
    • B Road from 27 Road to Clymer Drive
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

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 (east hill closure for resurfacing) – Colorado National Monument Project

  • Rim Rock Drive from Devils Kitchen Trailhead (near the east entrance) up to DS Road (Glade Park Road) is closed
  • Use Little Park Road – this detour route will be well marked
  • DS Road (Glade Park Road) will also be resurfaced. Pilot cars will escort motorists through the construction
  • Phase 2 anticipated completion – early May
  • For additional information please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm  or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360.

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
  • Anticipated completion – late September
  • For more information or to be added to the project update list call 970-456-1481 or email grandmesaexit49@gmail.com.

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
  • Work hours will be 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Anticipated completion – October
  • For more information, please visit http://www.cdot.gov/projects/i70-overflow-near-debeque.

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

D Road Between 30 and 31 Roads to be Closed Thursday for Irrigation Repair

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Drivers who use D Road should plan ahead Thursday. D Road between 30 Road and 31 Road will be closed Thursday morning, April 26, beginning at 6 a.m. for the replacement of a broken irrigation pipe. The road is expected to be back open by the end of the day. Through traffic will be detoured on to D 1/2 Road.  Signs will be in place to mark the detour route.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-260-5431 or samr@gjcity.org