City Street Improvement Projects
2019 Ballot Initiative 2A / Transportation Capacity Upgrades
City Engineering staff is working on the first projects of the transportation capacity upgrades authorized by voters in November of 2019. Preliminary designs of 24 Road Corridor, G Road from 23 1/2 to 24 1/2 Road corridor and F 1/2 Parkway are underway in preparation for community meetings starting in late April. Request for Proposals (RFPs) are being prepared for consulting engineering services to complete the final designs and right-of-way acquisition services. Utility coordination meetings were held in late November/early December with additional one-on-ones with affected utilities currently underway to coordinate construction/relocation schedules. Construction contracts are currently slated for late 2020 for 2021 construction.
Thank You to the Voters of Grand Junction for Passing Ballot Question 2B in April 2017!
The approval of this ballot question is making it possible for the City of Grand Junction to use the excess Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (TABOR) funds in the Riverside Parkway savings account to augment what is currently being spent on street maintenance projects and neighborhood pavement preservation for five years.
Street maintenance is extremely important, but expensive. Our current roadway system is a $266 million asset. The City has been modestly funding street maintenance for a few years due to budget limitations, but it has not been enough and we have fallen behind.
The overall average pavement condition index (PCI) of the Grand Junction streets system, which has steadily declined over the last twelve years, is currently at a score of 69. This is down from 78 in 2004. The desire is to reverse this trend.
Good streets are good for all of us who live here, and also good for our economy.
2021 Contract Street Maintenance
The streets selected for the 2021 Contract Street Maintenance - Asphalt Overlays project are:
- Crossroads Blvd.
- 20 1/2 Rd in the Redlands
- 27 Road south of Hwy 50 on Orchard Mesa
- 27 Road from Horizon Dr. to I-70
- H Road from 26 Road to 26 1/2 Road
Neighborhood Pavement Preservation Program: More Details Coming Soon
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Check back often for more information on upcoming TABOR excess funds street maintenance projects, and again, we thank the voters for giving us this opportunity to improve upon the City's infrastructure.