Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 7/13/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Chip/Fog Seal Program

The following streets are scheduled to be fog sealed this week (weather dependent):

Sunday:

  • 24 ¾ Road from Hwy 6& 50 Frontage Road to Hwy 6 & 50 (East side of Splish Splash)
  • 22 Road from Hwy 6 & 50 to H Road
  • S. Commercial Drive & S. Westgate Drive north of W. Pinyon Avenue
  • Commerce Blvd. from 25 Road to Patterson Road
  • W. Mesa Court west of 25 Road
  • Industrial Blvd. 25 Road to 24 ½ Road the mesa c

Monday:

  • Interlochen Court east of Fountainhead Blvd.
  • Lake Park Court / Drive off of Fountainhead Blvd
  • Lochwood Way/Court, Merganser Drive & Wigeon Drive from Lake Park Drive to Fountain Head Blvd.
  • 24 ¾ Road from G Road to Grand Valley Canal
  • Payton Court west of 24 ¾ Road
  • Roaring Fork Drive from 24 ¾ Road to Monument View Drive
  • Monument View Drive north of Cimarron Drive
  • Cimarron Drive from 24 ¾ Road and Monument View Drive
  • N. Valley Drive from Cimarron Drive to Roaring Fork Drive

 

  • Expect possible short-term street closures resulting in moderate traffic delays

Waterline Replacement Project

  • Construction will take place this week along 14th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
  • Delays can be expected

2020 Asphalt Overlay Program

Concrete Removal and Replacement / Manhole Adjustments

  • 22 Rd. Area

Asphalt Milling (Night Work)

  • Foresight Circle

Asphalt Paving (Night Work)

  • G Rd. – HWY 6&50 to 23 Rd.
  • 23 Rd. – G Rd. to Bridge over I-70
  • Interstate Ave Area

 

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized

Lunch Loop Trailhead Improvement Project

  • Watch for shoulder work along Monument Road
  • Be aware of reduced speed limit through work zone
  • Minimal delays expected this week

Alley Improvement Project from 10th Street to 11th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitken Avenue

  • 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic
  • No alley access
  • Anticipated completion – Late July

Dos Rios Bicycle Playground

  • The Dos Rios Bicycle Playground will be closed for reconstruction beginning Monday
  • The bicycle playground will be closed during the reconstruction, with no access from the River Front Trail
  • Access to the Dos Rios Drive parking area off Riverside Parkway, will also be closed during construction.
  • Anticipated Completion – Late July

12th Street Fiber Optic Construction – Fire Station #6

  • Watch for shoulder work this week along the west side of 12th Street between Horizon Drive and Patterson Road.
  • Please slow down through construction zone
  • Delays will be minimal

 

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

None to report this week.


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

Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan Kick-Off Public Forums

PROSThe City of Grand Junction would like to invite the community to attend one of the Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan Kick-Off Public Forums on either Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 P.M. or Thursday, July 16 at 10:00 A.M. Both meetings will be held at the Lincoln Park Barn (south of the stadium). These kick-off meetings will allow the community to provide feedback that will help shape the final plan, which will guide priorities for the next 5-8 years.

Two meetings are being hosted to help minimize large gatherings and will cover the same content in both meetings and residents should only attend one. The large area within the Barn enable this meeting to be held with adequate room for attendees to practice social distancing. The City of Grand Junction encourages all attendees to wear face coverings.

The PROS Master Plan will assess and inventory the parks, recreation, and open space system and identify the greatest needs, including open space and outdoor and indoor recreational facilities.  The results from the PROS Master Plan will help guide priorities to improve the system. A Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant was secured at the end of 2019 of $56,250, which is paying for half of the cost of the plan.

We look forward to seeing you at the kick-off meetings!

For more information on the Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan please click here.


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

Grand Junction Forestry Division

Forestry

The City’s Forestry Division, housed in the Parks & Recreation Department, is dedicated to preserving Grand Junction’s urban forest along with providing an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for all visitors to City parks and facilities. The Forestry Division plants, manages, and maintains the City’s trees in parks and City facilities, as well as trees on the public right of way within city limits. It is the Division’s goal to help the community understand the importance of trees while maintaining our City’s Urban Forest.

The Forestry Division has six authorized full-time staff completes over 500 work requests every year. Requests for forestry work have increased in recent years. Parks & Recreation has addressed this increase in requests by redeploying staff and adding more seasonal employees. You can report a forestry issue using our Tree Work Request Form.

#GJStrong Arbor Day Seedling Delivery & Awards – The Forestry Division delivered over 550 tree seedlings to residents in April of 2020. These seedlings would have been given away as part of the Southwest Arbor Fest event, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the event. Recipients of the seedlings were encouraged to snap a photo while planting their trees and share of social media using the #GJStrong hashtag. A video recap of the event can be viewed here.

The Forestry Division has also received several awards demonstrating the division’s exemplified professionalism, commitment, knowledge, and a true passion for the service to and growth of the tree canopy in Grand Junction. Awards include: Tree City USA since 1982, Growth Award presented for more than 20 years, multiple-year recipient of the Gold Leaf Award, and recognition for Arbor Day celebrations.

Grand Junction Forestry Board – The Grand Junction Forestry Board, a group of dedicated volunteers, serves in an advisory capacity to the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Forestry Division and makes recommendations to the City Council for the adoption of rules and regulations pertaining to the tree service business in the city. Not only does the board hear complaints from citizens relating to the tree service business but acts as a reviewing body for the purpose of determining professional qualifications and competence to engage in the business of cutting, pruning, spraying and removing trees. The board also gives written, oral, and practical licensing examinations. Applications for the Forestry Board can be found here.

For more information about Forestry, please call the office at 970-254-3849, or visit the Forestry Division’s page on the City’s website.


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 7/6/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Chip/Fog Seal Program

The following streets are scheduled to be fog sealed this week (weather dependent):

Monday:

  • South Camp from S. Broadway to Rimrock

Tuesday:

  • W. Independent from Hwy. 6&50 Frontage Road to 24 ¾ Rd.
  • H Rd. from 26 ½ Rd. to 27 ¼  Rd.
  • 27 Rd. from H Rd. to I-70 overpass
  • G Rd. from 23 Rd. to 23 ½ Rd.
  • G Rd. from 24 ½ Rd. to 25 Rd.

Wednesday:

  • 24 ¾ Rd. north of Hwy 6&50
  • 22 Rd. from Hwy. 6&50 to H ¼ Rd.
  • H Rd. from 22 Rd. to 21 ½ Rd.
  • 23 Rd. from Hwy 6&50 to G Rd.

Thursday:

  • W. Pinyon Ave. from 25 Rd. to 25 ½ Rd.
  • E. & W. Crete Circle north of W. Pinyon Ave.
  • S. Commercial Dr. and S. Westgate Dr. north of Pinyon Ave.
  • Inland Ave. from 25 Rd. to 25 ½ Rd.
  • Northgate from 25 Rd. to 25 ½ Rd.
  • Weslo Ave. from 25 Rd. to Northgate Dr.
  • Industrial Ct. east of 25 Rd.
  • Expect possible short term street closures resulting in moderate traffic delays
  • Alternate route advised

Waterline Replacement Project

  • Construction will begin latter this week at 14th Street & Ute Avenue
  • Delays can be expected

2020 Asphalt Overlay Program

Concrete Removal and Replacement / Manhole Adjustments

  • Colex Dr. Area
  • 22 Rd. Area

Asphalt Milling (Night Work)

  • Foresight Circle
  • Interstate Avenue Area
  • Colex Drive Area

Asphalt Paving (Night Work)

  • Horizon Dr. – 26 ½ Rd. to 12th St
  • G Rd. – HWY 6&50 to 23 Rd.
  • 23 Rd. – G Rd. to Bridge over I-70
  • Market St. – Patterson Rd. to F ½ Rd.
  • Traffic Delays can be expected.
  • Rolling Lane Closures will be utilized.

Alley Improvement Project from 10th Street to 11th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitken Avenue

  • 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic
  • No alley access
  • Anticipated completion – Late July

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

None to report this week.

Weed Abatement Program

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As the City of Grand Junction enters the summer season, residents may start to notice an increase in weeds in both public and private areas. A Parks & Recreation Department crew mows, trims and sprays public areas for weeds as part of the City’s seasonal weed abatement program from May through October. Residents are responsible for maintaining private property by mowing, trimming or spraying for weeds.

The City performs weed abatement efforts on public property based on reports from the public. Crews are dispatched to take care of reported weed problems upon receipt of complaint. To report weeds in the City, please fill out a Fix It Form, or call Weed Abatement at 970-244-1583. While some complaints about weeds are reported for areas not maintained by the City, please know that the City passes complaints on to the appropriate agency. More information on the weed program can be found on the City’s website.

Please aid those around you who are unable to get out and cut or pull weeds. Together we can continue to keep the City of Grand Junction a beautiful community! To report weeds, please call Weed Abatement at 970-244-1583 or Code Enforcement at 970-549-5335. You may also report weeds via email at weeds@gjcity.org.


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 6/29/2020

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here. 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, 6/29/20 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

a. 2020 Program Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding Requests

b. De-­Brucing Discussion

c. Tobacco & Vaping Discussion


Wednesday, 7/1/20 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Appointments

To the Urban Trails Committee

To the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

REGULAR AGENDA

a. Legislative

i. An Ordinance to Amend the Grand Junction Municipal Code Regarding the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Membership

b. Quasi-­judicial

i. A Request by Stericycle, Inc. for Approval of a Certificate of Designation (CD) to Establish and Operate a Solid Waste Disposal Facility on a Portion of the Property Located at 2332 I-­70 Frontage Road

ii. A Resolution to Create and Establish an Improvement District – Victor Drive Sanitary Sewer Improvement District SS­-20

iii. An Ordinance Rezoning the Arcadia North Subdivision from R-­4 (Residential, 4 Units/Acre) to R-­5 (Residential, 5.5 Units/Acre) Located at 700 -­ 709 Caleb Street

Resolutions

a. Intergovernmental Agreement with the Lowell Village Metropolitan District (District) for Construction and Ongoing Maintenance of Improvements Associated with the Lowell Village Townhomes Development on the Southeast Corner of Grand Avenue and North 7th Street

Other Action Items

a. Memorandum of Understanding with Mesa County, City of Fruita, Town of Palisade, Town of Collbran, and Town of De Beque Regarding Allocation and Disbursement of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) Funds

 

Schedule for City Services and Offices for the Week of July 4th

 

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City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.

Trash collection will be on regular schedule for the week of July 4th, 2020.  For recycling schedule please contact GJCRI at (970) 242-1036.  Drop off for recycling will be closed.

July 3rd will also be a parking meter holiday, so if you’re planning a trip downtown, you may park in metered spaces for free. This includes the parking garage on Rood Avenue.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/29/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Chip Seal Program

This week’s chip sealing will take place on streets located in the northwest part of the City.

Monday:

  • F 3/8 Road west of 24 ½ Road
  • F ¾ Road from 24 ¾ Road to 24 ½ Road
  • Brookwillow Loop east of 24 ½ Road
  • Fountainhead Blvd. between 24 ¾ Road and G Road
  • E.  Harbor Cir. East of Fountainhead Blvd.

Tuesday:

  • 24 ¾ Road north of Hwy 6&50
  • Interlochen Court east of Fountainhead Blvd.
  • Lake Park Drive/Court east of Lochwood Way
  • Eider Court south of lake Park Drive
  • Lochwood Way/Court south of Merganser Drive
  • Merganser Drive between Wigeon Drive and Lochwood Drive
  • Wigeon Drive between Fountainhead Blvd. and Merganser Drive
  • Jakarlin Court east of 24 ¾ Road
  • 24 ¾ Road north of G Road
  • Payton Court west of 24 ¾ Road
  • G ¼ Road between 24 ½ Road and Monument View Drive

Wednesday:

  • Roaring Fork Drive between 24 ¾ Road and Monument View Drive
  • Monument View Drive north of Cimarron Drive
  • Cimarron Drive west of 24 ¾ Road
  • N.Valley Drive between Cimarron Drive and Roaring Fork Drive
  • Tall Grass Drive west of 23 Road
  • Long Acre Drive between Tall Grass Drive and G Road
  • 23 ½ Road north of I-70 Frontage Road
  • Expect possible short term street closures resulting in moderate traffic delays
  • Alternate route advised

    Fiber Optic installation for new Fire Station #6

  • Shoulder work along west side of 27 Road between Horizon Drive and 729 27 Road
  • Please slow down through construction zone
  • Delays will be minimal

2020 Asphalt Overlay Program 

This week’s activities will include the following (weather dependent):

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized

Concrete Removal and Replacement / Manhole Adjustments:

  • Colex Dr. area

Asphalt Milling (Night Work)

  • Horizon Ave. – 26 ½ Rd. to 12th St
  • G Rd. – HWY 6&50 to 23 Rd.
  • 23 Rd. – G Rd. to Bridge over I-70
  • Market St. – Patterson Rd. to F ½ Rd.
  • Foresight Circle

Asphalt Paving

  • Summer Hill Way – 26 ½ Rd to Spring Crossing
  • Galaxy Ct/Galaxy Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Centauri Ct/Centauri Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Beta Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • Alpha Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • G 3/8 Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Flower St. – G 3/8 Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • G ½ Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Tulip Dr. – G ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Chestnut Ct. – 26 ½ Rd. to E. End of Pavement

Alley Improvement Project from 10th Street to 11th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitken Avenue

  • 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic
  • No alley access
  • Anticipated completion – Late July

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

Lincoln Park Pool Opening & Modified Summer Activity Guide

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The City of Grand Junction is excited to announce the opening of the Lincoln Park Pool starting Saturday, June 27.  The community hub will open with a capacity limit of 175. In the event capacity is reached, guests will be restricted to two hours of swim time.  Some services will not be open such as swim lessons, water slide, splash pad, showers and diving boards. These amenities are planned to reopen with a later reopening phase.

Lap swimming, water walking and self-guided water aerobics (please bring your own equipment) will be available 6:30am-11:30am M-F.  Reservations are required by calling 254.3848 or reserving online. In the afternoons, public open swim and lap swimming will be available on a first come, first serve basis from 12pm to 7:30pm.  See page 22 of the Summer Guide for more information.

Guests coming to the pool will be encouraged to wear masks, especially while entering and exiting the facility.  Once capacity is reached, patrons may wait for long periods of time until they are admitted.  We ask for your patience as we comply with the capacity limit needed to enable social distancing, which needs to be maintained as much as possible.  To aid in this effort, markings on the pool deck, grass and sidewalk will provide guidance on distancing from others.  Patrons should arrive wearing their swim attire as gathering in the restrooms should be held to a minimum. Additional cleaning and other safety measures will be actively employed to promote cleanliness and distancing.

In addition to the pool opening, currently available services are described in the modified Summer Activity Guide. This guide reflects the latest information on services currently being offered, such as the Summer Camp program, Adult Softball (registration deadline June 29) and shelter reservations, which have resumed as of June 26 with a limit of up to 50 people.  This modified Summer Activity Guide is now available online.

The following components of the Parks & Recreation system remain open:

  • The 36 parks, 900 acres of Open Space and 20+ miles of trails, are open. Court facilities, including pickleball, tennis, basketball and playgrounds, are open.
  • Many other programs are available such as contracted programs and field/facility rentals up to 50 people (players plus spectators).
  • Use of the fields is limited to local teams only and youth sport games and tournaments are not allowed.
  • Drinking fountains, restroom facilities and hand washing stations remain open.
  • Lincoln Park Stadium, the Orchard Mesa Pool and the Senior Center remain closed.

As more parks and recreation facilities reopen, the City requests that users continue to practice proper social distancing, wash or sanitize hands frequently, wear masks, and to not gather in groups greater than 50.

To register, please go to gjparksandrec.org or call (970) 254-3866. Residents may also visit the Parks & Recreation office located at 1340 Gunnison Avenue. Parks & Recreation offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (closed noon-1:00 P.M.).


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/22/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Chip/Fog Seal Program

The following streets are scheduled to be fog sealed this week (weather dependent):

Monday:

  • W. Independent Avenue from Hwy 6&50 Frontage Road to 24 ¾ Road
  • H Road from 26 ½ Road to 27 Road
  • 27 Road from H Road to I-70 overpass

Tuesday:

  • W. Pinyon Avenue from 25 Road to 25 ½ Road
  • E. & W. Crete Circle north of W. Pinyon Ave
  • S. Commercial Drive & S. Westgate Drive north of W. Pinyon Avenue
  • Inland Avenue from 25 Road to S. Westgate Drive
  • Northgate from 25 Road to 25 ½ Road
  • Weslo Avenue from 25 Road to Northgate Drive
  • Industrial Ct. east of 25 Road

Wednesday:

  • Commerce Blvd. from 25 Road to Patterson Road
  • Mesa Ct. west of 25 Road
  • Industrial Blvd. from 25 Road to 24 ½ Road
  • F ½ Road from 25 Road to 23 ¾ Road
  • F ¼ Road from 24 ¾ Road to 24 ½ Road

Thursday:

  • Commercial from Northgate to Westgate
  • Westgate from Weslo to Commercial
  • Northgate from Commercial to Patterson Road
  • Leland from 23 ¾ Road to 24 Road
  • Kassandra from 24 Road to Rae Lynn
  • Raye Lynn from Kassandra to Patterson Road
  • H ¼ Road from 22 Road to 21 ¾ Road
  • 21 ¾ Road from H ¼ Road to end of pavement
  • Bond from 21 ½ Road to end of pavement
  • 23 ¾ Road from G Road to end of pavement
  • 23 ½ Road from G Road to end of pavement
  • Expect possible short term street closures resulting in moderate traffic delays
  • Alternate route advised

2020 Asphalt Overlay Program 

This week’s activities will include the following (weather dependent):

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized

Concrete Removal and Replacement / Manhole Adjustments:

  • Interstate Ave. Area

Asphalt Milling

  • Galaxy Ct/Galaxy Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Centauri Ct/Centauri Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Beta Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • Alpha Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • G 3/8 Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Flower St. – G 3/8 Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • G ½ Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Tulip Dr. – G ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Chestnut Ct. – 26 ½ Rd. to E. End of Pavement

Asphalt Paving

  • Legends Way – Patterson Rd. to Grand Falls Dr.
  • Grand Falls Dr. – Pacino Way to Grand Cascade Way
  • 28 ½ Rd – Grand Falls Dr. to N. End of Pavement
  • Grandeur Ct. – 28 ½ Rd. to W. End of Pavement
  • Summer Hill Way – 26 ½ Rd to Spring Crossing
  • Summer Vale Cir.
  • Summer Crest Ct.
  • Summer Sage Ct.
  • Summer Breeze Ct.
  • Summer Bend Ct.

Fiber Optic installation for New Fire Station #6

  • Shoulder work along west side of 27 Road between Horizon Drive and 729 27 Road
  • Please slow down through construction zone
  • Delays will be minimal

Alley Improvement Project from 10th Street to 11th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitken Avenue

  • 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic
  • No alley access
  • Anticipated completion – Late July

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Hwy 340 and Colonial Drive (Monument Village Entrance), Left Turn Lane Project – Mesa County

  • Expect alternating one lane traffic and delays during work hours
  • Pedestrian access will remain on north side of Hwy 340
  • Anticipated Completion – Late June

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