The City of Grand Junction is planning a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 29 at 10 a.m. to commemorate the completion of the 24 Road Path project from Patterson on the south to Canyon View Park on the north. The detached concrete path along 24 Road includes a pedestrian bridge and lighting. The ribbon cutting will occur at the shelter near the handball court at Canyon View Park. Anyone attending the event is encouraged to ride a bike, a scooter, a skateboard or bring a stroller to help officially open the path for use.
The 24 Road Path Project addresses increased access for bicycles and pedestrians traveling between Mesa Mall and Canyon View Park along 24 Rd through the installation of a 10-foot wide detached bicycle and pedestrian path for the 3/8 mile segment between Woodbridge Suites Hotel and the new G Road undercrossing constructed last year as part of the G Road bridge replacement.
The project addresses national and local transportation goals such as safety, infrastructure conditions, congestion reduction, and environmental sustainability. By eliminating the gap in connectivity between the Mesa Mall retail area and Canyon View Park, the project improves mobility for Grand Valley Transit users, guests in local hotels, employees of Community Hospital, those who will reside in adjacent planned multi-unit housing, and athletes and fans using the regional park/athletic fields. Future extensions south of Mesa Mall will connect to the Riverfront Trail.
Sorter Construction was awarded the $729,010 construction contract and started construction in early April. This last phase was partially funded by a Multi-Modal Options Fund grant from CDOT through Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office.
The increased connectivity provided along 24 Road is just part of the city’s overall priority of increasing ways in which community members can travel around the city for work, school, health, or just for fun.
For information about transportation projects, visit gjcity.org.