Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 10/16/17

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverside Parkway Access Improvements at Las Colonias

Eastbound Riverside Parkway will be closed to through traffic between 9th Street and D Road from 7am to 5pm daily.  Westbound Riverside Parkway will be closed to through traffic between 9th Street and D Road from 9am to 5pm daily.  Winters Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Riverside Pkwy. and 15th Street

  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion November 2017.


28 ½ Road Sewer and Water Line Replacement

28 ½ Road between I-70B and North Avenue will be closed to through traffic

  • Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.


2017 Roadway Repairs Project
                            

Mariposa Drive @ Monument Road

  • Mariposa Drive will be closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Detour route is in place

28 ¾ Road between North Avenue and Orchard Avenue

  • Sunday, October 15, 28 ¾ Road will be closed to thru traffic
  • Access will be maintained for local residents

6th Street between North Avenue and Tiger Way

  • 6th Street will be closed Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place


Leaf Removal Program

  • City wide leaf pick up began Monday, October 9
  • Please slow down in areas where crews are working
  • This program is weather dependent and may be delayed due to poor conditions.

 


 

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions       

I-70B/North Avenue Interchange Project west of 1st Street– CDOT Project

  • Expect alternating left and right-lane closures in both directions
  • Speed limit reduction throughout construction zone is set at 30 mph
  • Anticipated completion – October 2017.


26 Road and F ¾ Road Utility Work – Private Development Project

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 26 Road will be closed to thru traffic between G Road and F ½ Road from 8 am to 5 pm both days
  • Detour route will be in place.

 

Ridgeway Court east of Ridges Blvd. Utility Work – Private Development Project

  • Expect alternating one-lane traffic during daylight hours
  • Anticipated completion –  late October 2017.

 


 

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 10/9/17

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverside Parkway Access Improvements at Las Colonias

Eastbound Riverside Parkway will intermittently be closed to through traffic between 9th Street and D Road from 7am to 5pm daily.  Westbound Riverside Parkway will intermittently be closed to through traffic between 9th Street and D Road from 9am to 5pm daily.

  • Riverside parkway will not be closed in both directions at the same time
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion November 2017.


28 ½ Road Sewer and Water Line Replacement

28 ½ Road between I-70B and North Avenue will be closed to through traffic

  • Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.

2017 Roadway Repairs Project

25 Road and G Road Roundabout

  • Southbound and eastbound will be closed all week
  • Northbound and westbound will have travel restrictions
  • Detour route will be in place.

Mariposa Drive @ Monument Road

  • Mariposa Drive will be closed all week
  • Detour route will be in place.

24 Road from north of I-70 to H Road (Monday)

  • Alternating one-lane traffic
  • Expect delays.

Mulberry Street and West Gunnison Avenue intersection (Tuesday)

  • Work will require short-term closures of intersection
  • Alternate route would be advised.

South Broadway @ 20 ½ Road (Tuesday)

  • Work will require short-term closures of intersection
  • Alternate route would be advised.


2017 Asphalt Overlays

Crews will be adjusting manholes to grade this week (weather dependent). Gunnison Avenue from 12th Street to 24th Street, D Road from 31 Road to 32 Road 

  • Alternating one-lane traffic possible with short delays.


Leaf Removal Program

  • City wide leaf pick up will begin Monday October 9
  • Please slow down in areas where crews are working
  • This program is weather dependent and may be delayed due to poor conditions.

 


 

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions       

I-70B / North Avenue Interchange Project west of 1st Street– CDOT Project

  • Expect alternating left and right lane closures in both directions
  • Speed limit reduction throughout construction zone is set at 30 mph
  • Anticipated completion – October 2017.

 



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

Have Coffee with the City Manager

Coffee with the City Manager Oct 17

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 Monday, October 16 at Kiln Coffee Bar, 326 Main Street, at 2:30 p.m. He will be joined at this session by Mayor Pro Tem Bennett Boeschenstein.

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

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

Champion of the Arts Awards

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture is reaching out to the community for involvement in the 2017 Champion of the Arts Awards. Since 1994, the Arts Commission has been honoring citizens and businesses who have been instrumental in supporting & promoting our cultural community.

NOMINATIONS: The Arts Commission invites cultural groups, organizations, and local citizens to nominate Grand Junction businesses and individuals for this distinguished honor to recognize their generosity, dedication, promotion, and support of the arts. Award winners will be announced at the Centennial Band Christmas Concert held on December 3, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Avalon Theatre. Recipients will receive local artwork as the Champion of the Arts Award. Recipients will also be introduced to the Grand Junction City Council in January. Criteria and nomination forms are available at gjarts.org and are due November 14, 2017 by 5:00pm.

CALL FOR ARTISTS:  The Arts Commission is also seeking to purchase 2 pieces of local artwork to be given as the award to the recipients of the Champion of the Arts Awards. Artwork must be appropriate for indoor display and should have broad, general appeal. The value of the artwork should not exceed $850. This call for artists is open to all Mesa County residents. Details and submission forms are available at gjarts.org and are due November 14, 2017 by 5:00pm.

The Commission on Arts and Culture is an eleven-member board appointed by the City Council to foster cultural development and arts activities in the community.

For more information regarding Champion of the Arts Awards, please contact:
Lorie Gregor, Recreation Coordinator
lorieg@gjcity.org
970-254-3876

Muralists to Paint Saturday at Car Park aRT

The south side of the downtown parking garage will be the site of seven local mural artists participating in Car Park aRT, as part of the Downtown Art Festival on Saturday, October 7.

With the tremendous success of the aRT mural program on the Riverfront Trail in 2016, many community members wanted to keep the current murals in place for at least another year. In response, the committee pursued expanding to the downtown parking garage. The owner group approved the idea and Car Park aRT was born. Car Park aRT will bring color and vibrancy to the barren south facing concrete wall. Pedestrians will enjoy the murals as they access the breezeway between the parking garage and Main Street.

We are lucky to live here! Grand Junction has one of the richest public art public programs on the West Slope. We continue to utilize the talent of our local artists to enhance our community and add a culturally rich fabric to the layers of our city.

Four of the seven chosen muralists participated last year in aRT and have murals on the Riverfront Trail: Jeremy Velasquez, Onyx Cly-Peek, Matt Goss, and Jerad Slates. Newcomers are Aaron Simpson, Jeremy Raymond, and Ethan Dow. Throughout the day, these muralists will be working and we would like to encourage the public to come down, watch them paint, and enjoy all of the other activities of the Downtown Art Festival. For more information about the Grand Junction Downtown Art Festival, visit https://downtowngj.org/signature-events/downtown-art-festival/.

For more information regarding Car Park aRT, contact:
Lorie Gregor, Recreation Coordinator
lorieg@gjcity.org
970-254-3876

Grand Junction City Council Workshop and Meetings Preview, Week of 10/2/17

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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, 10/2/17 –  4:00 p.m.   City Council Workshop   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street  *** PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FROM STANDARD WORKSHOP TIME

  1. Discussion Topics

Budget Overview and Major Operating Department Presentations: Police Department, Fire Department, Parks & Recreation Department, Public Works Department, Utilities Department

2.  Next Workshop Topics

Budget: Downtown Development Authority, Grand Junction Downtown Business Improvement    District, Horizon Drive Association Business Improvement District, Economic Development, Capital

  1. Other Business

Wednesday, 10/4/17 – 5:30 p.m.     Executive Session     Administration Conference Room, 250 N. 5th Street 
Executive session convened pursuant to C.R.S. 24­6­402(4)(B) to receive legal advice regarding Federal District Court action 17 CV 01942 and the possible defense and indemnification of a Grand Junction Police Department officer named in that action.


Wednesday, 10/4/17 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Regular Agenda

Proclamations

  • Proclaiming October 17, 2017 as “Western Colorado Council Boy Scouts of America 75th Anniversary Week” in the City of Grand Junction
  • Proclaiming October 7, 2017 as “Community Streets Day” in the City of Grand Junction
  • Proclaiming October 8 – 14, 2017 as “Fire Prevention Week” in the City of Grand Junction
  • Proclaiming October as “Conflict Resolution Month” in the City of Grand Junction

Public Hearings

5ai.  Ordinance Amending the Downtown Development Authority Plan of Development to Include the Las Colonias Business Park

5aii. Ordinance amending Section 21.02.030 of the Zoning and Development Code regarding Zoning  Board of Appeals Membership and a Resolution Adopting Bylaws for the Zoning Board of Appeals

5bi. Ordinance Rezoning the Proposed Fossil Trace to R­2 (Residential­ 2 DU/AC), Located at 465 Meadows Way

5bii. Ordinance Rezoning property at 382 and 384 High Ridge Drive from PD (Planned Development) to R­2 (Residential 2 Dwelling Units Per Acre)

5biii. Ordinance Rezoning Properties Located at 703 23­2/10 Road and 2350 G Road from I­2 (General Industrial) to I­1(Light Industrial)

Resolutions

6a. Resolution Authorizing the Defense and Indemnification of Grand Junction Police Officer

Other Action Items

7a. Broadband Capital Funding & Presentations by Current Broadband Service Providers



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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of Monday, October 2

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverside Parkway Access Improvements at Las Colonias

Eastbound Riverside Parkway will intermittently be closed to through traffic between 9th Street and D Road from 7am to 5pm daily.  Westbound Riverside Parkway will intermittently be closed to through traffic between 9th Street and D Road from 9am to 5pm daily.

  • Riverside Parkway will not be closed in both directions at the same time.
  • Detour route will be in place.
  • Anticipated completion November 2017.                         

28 ½ Road Sewer and Water Line Replacement

28 ½ Road between I-70B and North Avenue will be closed to through traffic

  • Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses.
  • Anticipated completion – November 2017.

2017 Roadway Repairs Project

                          Asphalt Milling – Tuesday & Wednesday

~24 Road from Fellowship Church to H Road
~The intersection of Mulberry Street and W. Gunnison Avenue
~Broadway @ 20 ½ Road

                         Concrete Removal – Thursday & Friday

~Mariposa Drive @ Monument Road
~Gunnison Ridge Court

  • Alternate one-lane traffic possible with short delays.
  • No road closures anticipated.

   


 

 Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

I-70B / North Avenue Interchange Project west of 1st Street– CDOT Project

  • Expect alternating left and right-lane closures in both directions.
  • Speed limit reduction throughout construction zone is set at 30 mph.
  • Anticipated completion – October 2017.


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