Public Works Projects
Weekly Public Works Projects List
Project for the week beginning December 9, 2013
22 Road at US 6 Realignment AND I-70 Exit 26 Diverging Diamond Interchange Updated April 9, 2013
Both the City of Grand Junction and the Colorado Department
of Transportation will begin major improvements along US 6 at 22 Road and Exit
26 on Interstate 70 in the spring and summer of 2013. The City and CDOT are working together to improve traffic flow
and safety, and to lay the groundwork for current and future growth and
development in that area as outlined in the Comprehensive Plan.
Learn more about 22 Road Realignment Project
I-70/Exit 26 DDI-22 Road Map
CDOT Diverging Diamond Interchange Project
You Tube Video on "Driving a Diverging Diamond Interchange
2013 Sewer Line Replacement
Updated July 1, 2013
Sorter Construction is the contractor for the
sewer line replacement project at various locations within the Persigo 201
boundary. This annual program replaces
aging sewer lines that have surpassed their design life. In all, a total of 12,070 lineal feet of
sewer main line will be replaced as part of this project.
The existing concrete and vitrified clay pipe sewer lines
have met or exceeded their design service life and will be replaced with Poly
Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe. In addition,
sanitary sewer manholes damaged by hydrogen sulfide gases will be
replaced. The sanitary sewer service
lines will also be replaced within the street right or way. Replacement of sewer lines along N 1st
Street, 23rd Street, Elm Ave and 24th Street are in
conjunction with the 2013 Overlay project. Work on the project started on June 25 with project completion in late fall. Contractor Sorter Construction started June 25 at 1st Street and Lorey Drive. Project will continue north on 1st Street to Patterson Road north bound traffic closed at Walnut north bound traffic will need to detour onto Orchard Avenue and use 7th Street.
North Avenue "Complete Streets" Project
Updated November 26, 2013
The City received notification from Senators Michael Bennet and
Mark Udall that a Federal grant application for nearly $1.2 million from the
Federal Transportation, Community, and System Preservation (TCSP) Program to
fund improvements along North Avenue has been approved. The City's
in-kind contribution to the grant will include the design of the street scape
for the entire corridor from First Street to 29 Road. The $1.19 million
grant will cover construction of the first phase of improvements from 12th
Street to 23rd Street. The improvements will be aimed at making North
Avenue into a more “Complete Street”, which is a street that is safe,
accessible, and inviting for not just motorists, but also pedestrians,
bicyclists, and transit users. Proposed
improvements include wider, detached sidewalks, bus turnouts, pedestrian
crosswalks, improved street and pedestrian lighting, and landscaping for
aesthetic improvements along the corridor.
Conceptual design for the 12th to 23rd Street
section began in 2013. An Open House was
held at the Stocker Stadium Hospitality Suite at Lincoln Park on October 30,
2013 to introduce the project and begin coordination with North Avenue
businesses and other users of the corridor.
The Design Phase will continue into the spring of 2014 and will include
input from property and business owners and the public. As part of the grant process, a number of
reviews and clearances must be completed prior to construction and these are
scheduled to take place during the summer of 2014. Construction is scheduled to begin in October
of 2014, with completion prior to the JUCO tournament in May of 2015.
The Design Phase for the sections from 1st to 12th
Street, and 23rd Street to 29 Road, will begin in the summer
of 2014 and be completed by early 2015.
Construction for these sections is not currently budgeted or
scheduled. However, with an approved
final design in place, smaller sections of the corridor could be completed over
time while maintaining uniformity with the corridor.
North Avenue formed the northern boundary of the original square
mile of Grand Junction, established over 100 years ago, and later became a part
of U. S. Highway 6 through the Valley and started developing as a major
commercial corridor. The first shopping center development, outside of
downtown Grand Junction, occurred on North Avenue and the corridor continued to
develop as an important commercial and service center for the community until
the 1980s when a significant amount of new commercial development started
occurring at the west-end of the community. The corridor has continued to
decline in the last 25 years, with aging infrastructure, a vacancy rate of over
11% which is nearly twice the rate of the City overall, and an outdated
commercial building stock.
Mayor Bill Pitts states, "We feel very fortunate to have
been awarded this grant. This is a project the community and City Council
have been talking about, but we were not certain how we could fund. We
are hopeful that the completion of this first phase will spur private
investment and be a jump-start for the North Avenue Business group that has
formed and that the improvements can go well beyond this section in the
North Avenue Streetscape Location Map
Roadway Plans from 12th to 23rd Streets
Roadway Plans Concept Views from 12th Street to Ispwich Inn
Learn more at http://www.gjcity.org/NorthAvenueCorridorOverlayZoneDistrict.aspx
Avalon Theatre Renovation and AdditionUpdated July 1, 2013
The City of Grand Junction has hired FCI Constructors of Grand Junction to complete the renovations to the existing auditorium space and construct the "shell" of the addition that will eventually have a 100 seat theatre space, additional restrooms and concessions on both the orchestra (main) and mezzanine level of the theater as well as an elevator for ADA accessibility. Construction has started and should be completed by summer of 2014.
Leach Creek Detention Facility
Updated May 8, 2013
JUNCTION, CO May 6, 2013—The
Colorado Army National Guard, 947th Engineer Company, in partnership
with the City of Grand Junction and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will complete
construction of a stormwater detention facility on BLM property on Leach Creek,
starting May 17 through June 16.
The facility will capture water from storm events
and retain it in the desert north of the city, releasing it slowly back into
the environment to prevent flooding that can occur with large storm events.
The work provides the Colorado Army National Guard
an opportunity to conduct critical individual and collective training for
soldiers through the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program. The Guard is
donating labor and equipment to this project.
“We are fortunate to be able to utilize the help of
the Colorado National Guard in building this facility,” said Bret Guillory,
City Utility Engineer. “It allows the City to save construction costs, provides
meaningful training to the National Guard, and is a critical piece in
addressing stormwater flooding issues in Grand Junction.”
An Environmental Assessment of the project was
completed last year with a Finding of No Significant Impact and right-of-way
grant has been issued by the BLM for construction of the project on Federal
The stormwater detention facility is located on the main stem of Leach
Creek, north of the city and west of the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Work on the project was started in August of
2012, but the size of the project necessitated the work going into this
The facility will include an earthen embankment 27 feet in height
measured from the bed of Leach Creek and will include an outlet and spillway.
The capacity of the detention basin is approximately 250 acre feet.
This is a 5-2-1 Drainage Authority stormwater management project. For more 5-2-1 Drainage Authority information.