Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 8/6/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open
  • Alternate route is advised
  • Anticipated completion – September 2018.

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program
This week’s activities will consist of:

  • Manhole and Shoulder Work
    • 7th Street from Ute Avenue to Riverside Parkway
    • River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Expect rolling lane shifts and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • Ridge Drive: 15th Street to 27 ½ Road
    • 27 Road: Horizon Drive to Patterson Road
    • Cortland Avenue: 27 ½ Road to 28 Road
    • 28 Road: Cortland Avenue to Patterson Road
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Sewer and Water Line Replacement – City and Ute Water Project

Horizon Drive from G Road to I-70

  • Expect lane shifts
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Area can become congested during rush hours – alternate route highly recommended
  • Anticipated completion – September.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Orchard Avenue between 28 Road and 28 ½ Road, Power Line and Pole Replacement Project – Xcel Energy Project

  • Expect intermittent lane shifts and possible traffic delays
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

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, 7am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Please drive with caution through the new temporary roundabout configuration
  • Expect lane restrictions and possible detours
  • There is a 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
  • Work hours will be Monday– Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November 2018.

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 Monday – Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.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
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.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.

29 Road Between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road – Utility Work/Private Development Project

  • Road will closed in this section on Tuesday, 8/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access for local residents will be maintained
  • Access Graff Dairy from Patterson only.

31 1/2 Road and E Road – Clifton Water Project

  • Intersection will be closed Monday, 8/6 through Wednesday, 8/8
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access for local residents will be maintained.


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

City Council Receives Thumbs Up in 2017 Auditor’s Report

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During tonight’s regular meeting, City Council heard a favorable presentation of the City’s 2017 Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR) from the City’s Auditor, Ty Holman of Haynie and Company. The CAFR is a detailed presentation of the City’s financial condition as of December 31, 2017.

The comprehensive report covers the City’s structure and services provided, independent audit results, budget process, economic factors that impact the City’s financial condition, a recap of major projects during the year, and a future outlook section.

Finance Director Jodi Romero notes, “The City of Grand Junction remains committed to providing high quality services and investing in the future of the community. The City’s goal is to provide critical services in the long term while maintaining a sound financial position. Priorities shaping the future are economic development, public safety, investments in infrastructure and planned growth and development. The City continues to foster strong community partnerships in the pursuit of these priorities.”

The independent auditor is contracted by and reports to the City Council. The City received an unqualified (“clean”) opinion that the December 31, 2017 financial statements are fairly presented in conformity with the General Accepted Accounting Principles and are free of material misstatement.

The Management’s Discussion and Analysis provides an overview of the City’s financial activities for 2017 and is followed by detailed financial statements including Statements of Net Position, Statements of Activities, Balance Sheets, Statements of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balances for the many funds of the City’s operations, as well as notes to the financial statements.

The City’s net position (assets less liabilities) was $723 million at 12/31/2017 which is a $16 million and 2.3% increase over 2016 due to revenues exceeding expenses. This is a direct result of conservative budgeting, frugal spending, and an improving economy.

Government activities such as public safety, public works, parks and recreation accounted for 84% of the increase in net position.  Business-type activities such as water, sewer, and solid waste accounted for the remaining 16% of the increase in net position. The City invested over $17.6 million in capital projects in 2017. The General Fund’s unrestricted fund balance increased by 7% in 2017 over 2016.

The City has received the Government Finance Officers Association Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 33 consecutive years. This program was established by the GFOA in order to encourage state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure. The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The CAFR is a result of thousands of hours of staff time over a six-month period. The document is 172 pages and in conjunction with the financial information highlights one of the City’s and community’s noteworthy projects of the year in the Las Colonias Amphitheater. A copy of the CAFR can be found on the City’s website at this link: https://bit.ly/2K8lKov


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

City Council Preview for the Week of 7/30/18

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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 meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

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

Monday, 7/30/18 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop     City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

  1. Municipal Court Ordinance
  2. Next Workshop Topics
  3. Other Business


Wednesday, 8/1/18 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Proclamations

Proclaiming August 12 ­- 18, 2018 as National Health Center Week in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming August 7, 2018 as National Night Out in the City of Grand Junction

Presentations

Recognition of New Neighborhood Association

2017 Auditor’s Report Ty Holman, Haynie & Company

Regular Agenda

5ai. An Ordinance Making Supplemental Appropriations for the 2018 Budget of the City of Grand Junction, Colorado

5bi. An Ordinance Vacating a Walkway Tract within the Darla Jean Subdivision

5bii. An Ordinance Rezoning the Fossil Trace Holdings, LLC Property from R-R (Residential – Rural) to R-1 (Residential – 1 du/ac), Located at 465 Meadows Way

Other Action Items

6a. Consider a Request by Mesa County to Accept the Dedication of 2.61 Acres of Land Adjacent to Both Redlands Parkway and to Property Already Owned by the City of Grand Junction



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

Photos Sought for 2019 City Calendar Photo Contest

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Development of the 2019 City Calendar and Annual Report has begun and we are looking for community members to submit photographs to fill the pages. Photos are due no later than Friday, August 17 at 3 p.m.  All the details and rules for the contest, including information on a special emphasis for this year, can be found here: http://bit.ly/2tKBpCS

If you have additional questions, please contact Communications Manager Sam Rainguet at 970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 7/30/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open
  • Alternate route is advised
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program
This week’s activities will consist of adjusting manholes to grade at the following locations:

  • 7th Street from Ute Avenue to the Riverside Parkway
  • River Road from 24 Road to the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • Ridge Drive: 15th Street to 27 ½ Road
    • 27 Road: Horizon Drive to Patterson Road
    • Cortland Avenue: 27 ½ Road to 28 Road
    • 28 Road: Cortland Avenue to Patterson Road
    • Riverside Pkwy: West Avenue to 29 Road
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Sewer and Water Line Replacement – City and Ute Water Project

Horizon Drive from G Road to I-70

  • Expect lane shifts
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Area can become congested during rush hours – alternate route highly recommended
  • Anticipated completion – September.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Orchard Avenue between 28 Road and 28 ½ Road, Power Line and Pole Replacement Project – Xcel Energy Project

  • Expect intermittent lane shifts and possible traffic delays
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

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, 7am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Please drive with caution through the new temporary roundabout configuration
  • Expect lane restrictions and possible detours
  • There is a 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
  • Work hours will be Monday– Friday, 7am to 7pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November 2018.

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 Monday – Friday, 5:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.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
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.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.


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 7/23/18

Road Work

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open
  • Alternate route is advised
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program
This week’s activities will include:

Asphalt Milling and Paving:

  • 7th Street from Ute Avenue to Riverside Parkway – 7/23 only, daylight hours, expect delays
  • 7th Street between Pitkin Avenue and Ute Avenue – 7/23 only, road will be closed from 6 pm to 6 am – detour will be in place.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • Ridge Drive: 15th Street to 27 ½ Road
    • 27 Road: Horizon Drive to Patterson Road
    • Cortland Avenue: 27 ½ Road to 28 Road
    • 28 Road: Cortland Avenue to Patterson Road
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Sewer and Water Line Replacement – City and Ute Water Project

Horizon Drive from G Road to I-70

  • Expect lane shifts
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Area can become congested during rush hours – alternate route highly recommended
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Annual Chip Seal/Fog Seal Program

Monday, July 23 (Fog Seal)

  • D Road: 9th Street to Riverside Parkway
  • Escondido Circle: north of S. Broadway

Tuesday, July 24 (Fog Seal)  

  • Riverside Pkwy: 29 Road to the 5th Street on off ramps

Wednesday, July 25 (Fog Seal)

  • Riverside Pkwy: 5th Street on/off ramps to West Avenue including the Hwy. 340 off ramp
  • No on-street parking during day of work
  • Expect possible alternating one-lane traffic and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Orchard Avenue between 28 Road and 28 ½ Road, Power Line and Pole Replacement Project – Xcel Energy Project

  • Expect intermittent lane shifts and possible traffic delays
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

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, 7am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Night work: Asphalt paving on Hwy. 340 (Broadway) will start on the evening of 7/24/18. Hours of operation will be 7 PM – 5 AM.   This work will continue
    throughout the week.  Once asphalt paving has been complete, there
    will be a crew installing the permanent striping in the area
  • Please drive with caution through the new temporary roundabout configuration
  • Expect lane restrictions and possible detours
  • There is a 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 2018.

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 Monday – Friday, 7 am to 6 pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.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
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.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.


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