Grand Junction City Council Preview for Week of 2/4/19

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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 workshop and meeting:

Monday, 2/4/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop     City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

1. Discussion Topics

a.  Selection of members for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC)

b. Update on the Downtown Development Authority Plan of Development (POD)

2. Next Workshop Topics

3. Other Business


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

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings

6a.  An Ordinance Amending Parts of the Zoning and Development Code Regarding Performance Standards of Zoning Districts, Accessory Dwelling Units, Flag Lots, Architectural Standards Relating to Garage Doors so as to Eliminate Unnecessary Regulation and Resolve Inconsistencies


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 2/4/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

F ½ Road Closure West of 31 Road – Lewis Wash Bridge Replacement Project

  • F ½ Road will be closed to through traffic between 30 Road and 31 Road, 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Residents living west of Lewis Wash and Thunder Mountain Elementary School traffic use 30 Road
  • Residents living east of Lewis Wash including Allegheny Drive use 31 Road
  • Anticipated completion – mid April.

Snow Removal Operations – City Crews

  • This time of year after weather events motorists should be alert for snow plowing and the salting of City streets
  • Please slow down and give the plows adequate space.

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

Horizon Drive Crosswalk Work Complete; All Lanes Open

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The Horizon Drive pedestrian safety improvement project, which was constructed by PNCI Construction, Inc. of Grand Junction, is nearly complete and all traffic lanes along Horizon are open. The $335,741 project constructed three pedestrian crossings, each featuring ADA accessible ramps, median refuge areas, and pedestrian-activated flashing beacons. The three crossings were constructed between G Road and the south roundabout at Visitor’s Way.

Street lights for the medians are on order and will be installed along the corridor in the area of the crosswalks once received in early April. A public ribbon-cutting celebration is anticipated after the work is 100% finished.

The project was partially funded by a $225,000 Federal Highway Administration Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant.



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

Parks and Recreation Begins Water Wise Initiative

The Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department is beginning a new initiative in 2019.

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Throughout the department, efforts are being made to eliminate turf areas around town that are not being utilized by park patrons. These efforts are being developed in order to be more conscientious about the department’s water use and to continue the City’s effort to be water wise.

Among the spaces included in this effort are the roundabout at 12th Street and Horizon, as well as several locations on Riverside Parkway. Both projects are weather dependent and are set to take place in the coming weeks.

Some spaces will include decorative rock, while others will have a variety of plant materials that utilize less water. As the year progresses, the department will begin to shift its focus to native and xeric varieties of plants in an effort to conserve water usage throughout the City.


For more information on this project, contact:

Randy Coleman, Parks Supervisor
Randyc@gjcity.org
970-254-3821

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 1/28/19

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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 special meeting:

Monday, 1/28/19 – 6:00 p.m.    Special City Council Meeting     City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Regular Agenda

1a. A Resolution Authorizing a Ballot Question Regarding a Sales Tax Increase for First Responders

1b. A Resolution Authorizing a Ballot Question Regarding a Sales Tax Increase for Transportation 


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

Projects Affecting Traffic the Week of 1/28/19

Road Work

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

F ½ Road Closure West of 31 Road – Lewis Wash Bridge Replacement Project

  • F ½ Road will be closed to through traffic between 30 Road and 31 Road, 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Residents living west of Lewis Wash and Thunder Mountain Elementary School traffic use 30 Road
  • Residents living east of Lewis Wash including Allegheny Drive use 31 Road
  • Anticipated completion – mid April.

Snow Removal Operations – City Crews

  • This time of year after weather events motorists should be alert for snow plowing and the salting of City streets
  • Please slow down and give the plows adequate space.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

 29 Road and D ½ Road Utility Work – Colorado Mesa University

  • Starting Monday, January 28 southbound 29 Road will be closed at I-70 Business Loop
  • Detour route will be 30 Road
  • Northbound traffic at 29 Road & D ½ Road will experience lane restrictions and delays
  • Anticipated completion with exception of final paving – Wednesday, January 30.

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

Roadway Condition Assessment to Begin January 22

road assessment vanDon’t be alarmed if you see what might remind you of the Ghostbusters Van around town during the next week or two – it is just collecting data on our roadway system and its condition.

In order to develop long-term maintenance plans and budgets, the City of Grand Junction has engaged the Tempe, AZ-based firm IMS Infrastructure Management Services LLC to complete a detailed inventory and condition rating of all roadways and certain select right-of-way areas owned by the City. The data will be collected and loaded into an asset management program specifically designed to assist municipalities to develop long-term rehabilitation plans and budgets. The field surveys are completed using specialized surveying equipment.

The process will be to inventory and collect RST on street.jpgpavement performance data using a device known as a Laser Road Surface Tester or RST. This device measures pavement roughness, rutting, cracking and other surface distresses as it travels down the roadway. It will also be used to collect digital video and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) information for cataloging right-of-way assets (such as sidewalks, curbs, and gutters). The RST is a 2014 one-ton Ford van with up to 5 inside-mounted cameras and GPS receivers and a modified front bumper. Operated by three field technicians, the RST travels at posted speed limits and will survey each roadway at least once.

This information will be formatted and uploaded into the City’s asset management system and will be utilized to prioritize future construction projects, as well as to help track the City’s improvement progress from recent roadway projects.

The roadway assessment is expected to begin January 22 and will take a little more than a week, weather permitting.


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