Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 1/6/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • Sandra Avenue between 29 Road and 29 1/4 Road
  • Street is closed to through traffic
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • Anticipated completion – January.

7th Street and Bookcliff Avenue – Construction of Handicap Ramps

  • 7th Street lane shifts at Bookcliff Avenue
  • Short delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – Friday, January 10 (weather dependent).

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

22 Road between J Road and K Road, Bridge Replacement Project – Mesa County Project

  • 22 Road is closed to through traffic
  • 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 – April.

16 Road Bridge Replacement at Highline Canal – Mesa County Project

  • Traffic will be detoured around bridge construction
  • Anticipated Completion – May.

518 28 ¼ Road Utility Construction – Private Development Project

  • Construction on 28 ¼ Road Monday & Tuesday (Weather Permitting)
  • Alternating one lane traffic between North Avenue and Elm Avenue
  • Delays can be expected.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 12/30/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • Sandra Avenue between 29 Road and 29 1/4 Road
  • Street will be closed to through traffic
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • Anticipated completion – January.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

22 Road between J Road and K Road, Bridge Replacement Project – Mesa County Project

  • 22 Road will be closed to through traffic
  • 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 – April.

16 Road Bridge Replacement at Highline Canal – Mesa County Project

  • Traffic will be detoured around bridge construction
  • Anticipated Completion – May.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 12/23/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Sewer Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • Sandra Avenue between 29 Road and 29 1/4 Road
  • Street will be closed to through traffic
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • Anticipated completion – January 2020.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

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

  • Orchard Avenue is now open
  • The final mat of asphalt will be placed in the Spring when the temperatures warm up
  • Please use caution where Orchard Avenue transitions from new pavement to existing pavement.

22 Road between J Road and K Road, Bridge Replacement Project – Mesa County Project

  • 22 Road will be closed to through traffic
  • 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 – April 2020.

16 Road Bridge Replacement at Highline Canal – Mesa County Project

  • Traffic will be detoured around bridge construction
  • Anticipated Completion – May 2020.

2019 Champion of the Arts Award

2019 Champion of the Arts PictureThe Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture proudly announces Troy Reynolds and FCI Constructors as the recipient of the 2019 Champion of the Arts Award. Troy & FCI were nominated by Gary Hauschulz, a local artist, along with 12 other artists who were involved with the 2019 Art on the Corner program. FCI has been voluntarily involved with Art on the Corner for 23 years and Troy for 19 years, and at least 100 current and past employees of FCI have been involved since the start of the program. FCI donates all of the equipment, labor, resources, skill, and expertise to effectively de-install and install the rotating exhibit, as well as relocate permanent sculptures. Every year, 8-12 employees organized by Troy appear before sunrise and work until the last sculpture is welded or bolted into place. This year there was a total of 31 sculptures. “The overwhelming support and knowledge of each volunteer from FCI is critical for the success of the Art on the Corner installation each year,” said Tina Ross, Art on the Corner Coordinator. “The physical and mechanical requirements brought by the volunteers to place the sculptures is rarely considered by the viewer. However, these behind the scenes heroes help make this all possible.”

All of the artists that participate in AOTC (Art on the Corner), some new, some for years, recognize the amazing skills, dedication and talent of the FCI crew to safely remove and set sculptures. The many quotes from participating artists echo this one from Kyle Ocean of Fort Collins who stated, “The installation process in Grand Junction for Art on the Corner is a breath of fresh air in the public art realm. The team is experienced in every aspect of installing public projects and has an answer to every hurdle you can throw their direction. They are efficient and extremely helpful, well prepared with tools and power options, and it makes the install incredibly easy and stress free. I look forward to my trips to Grand Junction in the fall and could not have higher regard for the team and program that make up Grand Junction’s Art on the Corner.”

As the award, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture placed a call for local artists. Compliments, a collaborative piece by Mary Mansfield and Tish Collins was chosen among 40 submissions. Troy Reynolds and FCI Constructors were honored with this award at the Centennial Band’s Holiday Light on Winter Night concert on Sunday, December 15 at Grand Junction High School.

Please join us in congratulating Troy Reynolds and FCI Constructors as the recipients of the 2019 Champion of the Arts Award.


For more information, please contact:
Primary: Lorie Gregor, Recreation Coordinator   lorieg@gjcity.org or 970-254-3876
Secondary: Callie Berkson, Marketing   callieb@gjcity.org or 970-254-3867

City Office and Service Schedules for the Holidays

christmassnowmanCity of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas Day and Wednesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. There will be no City trash collection on December 25 or January 1 and trash collection will begin at 6 a.m. on December 24 in anticipation of early landfill closure that day. The trash collection schedule will be delayed by a day for the remainder of both weeks. For the GJCRI curbside recycling collection schedule, please call them at 970-242-1036.

Wishing you safe and happy holidays from the City of Grand Junction!

Parks Greenhouse Uses Innovative Idea for Heat

Parks Greenhouse

The Parks & Recreation Department is experimenting with heating one of the greenhouses using compost. This project will generate heat for the greenhouse by combining chicken manure and wood chips. It is anticipated that the temperature in the center of the pile will reach as high as 160 degrees. By capturing this heat, staff is able to heat one of the Department’s greenhouses which are used for propagation and to overwinter bedding plants. Heating with the compost allows Parks & Recreation to start planting earlier in the season and allows significant savings by growing flowers from seed rather than purchasing from a nursery. This will also save on utility costs and the compost will be reused throughout the parks system to amend soils in the spring.

This project complements other sustainable initiatives of the City. Notable efforts include:

  • Continued investment in community solar farms and energy-efficient facilities. This includes the installation of LED lights, high-efficiency electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and other systems, which are designed to have small environmental footprints in 14 City facilities.
  • Expansion of the Persigo Methane to Compressed Natural Gas Project. Over 100,000 gallons of biofuel produced and transported via pipeline from the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant to the City fleet fueling facility is expected to be consumed by City and Grand Valley Transit (GVT) vehicles in 2020. There are currently 72 CNG vehicles that use the biogas produced by Persigo.
  • Continued water conservation efforts. In the City’s parks, irrigation is being transitioned from manual operation to fully computerized control valves, which will measure daily precipitation and adjust irrigation accordingly. The City is also transitioning many greenspace areas from turf to native landscaping.

A full list of the City’s conservation efforts can be found here: https://bit.ly/2PpoSkw


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 12/16/2019

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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, 12/16/19 – City Council Workshop CANCELLED


Wednesday, 12/18/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Appointments

To the Forestry Board

To the Visit Grand Junction Board

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings

5ai. An Ordinance to Vacate Undeveloped Westcliff Drive Public Right-of-­Way (0.18 ac) as Part of the Proposed Court in G Subdivision

5aii. An Ordinance to Amend the Phasing Schedule of the Previously Approved Planned Development to Allow 20 Residential Lots and Condominium Units on 1.88 ­Acres for the Casas de Luz Planned Development Located at West Ridges Boulevard and School Ridge
Road

6a. A Resolution Adopting the 2020 Redevelopment Boundary Map and Formula For Calculating the Transportation Impact Fee Payments Required within the Redevelopment Boundary


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