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City of Grand Junction News

Posted on: September 23, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of September 25, 2022

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

 2022 Asphalt Overlay Project

  • Redlands Parkway between Hwy 340 Roundabout and the Colorado River Bridge
  • Crews will be removing and replacing concrete at the following locations along the Parkway:
    • Greenbelt Drive
    • South Rim Drive
    • Rio Linda Lane
  • Intermittent alternating one-lane traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Expect delays 
  • Alternate route advised

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

U.S. 6 & North Avenue Median & Resurfacing Project – CDOT

  • The current work zone intermittently stretches from 18th St. to 1st St.
  • Crews will be pouring new curbs from 7th St. to 1st St., as well as prepping new curbs from 5th St. to 1st St.
  • Installation of pull boxes will be at 5th and 7th Streets, along with removing and replacing light standards. 
  • Median cover installation takes place from 18th St. to 7th St.
  • Hot mix asphalt (HMA) patching continues from 12th St. to 7th St.
  • Prepping for trench drain and curb and gutter from 29 1/4 Rd. to the Grand Junction Memorial Gardens. 
  • As the project progresses, the team continues to encounter drivers not slowing through the work zone. 
  • Motorists are encouraged to be respectful and not cut through businesses to circumnavigate the construction work. Please be aware of workers in the “cone zone'' and be respectful of their safety.
  • Motorists should expect minimal delays through the work zone. The posted speed limit through the work zone is reduced to 20 mph during working hours 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m in several locations on the project.
  • One lane of travel in each direction on US 6 North Avenue will always be maintained. Through lanes will be the outside travel lanes on North Avenue while median construction is being performed. Some limited daytime work is possible. Drivers should anticipate some restrictions to left-hand turn movements within the work zone.
  • There is a 10’ width restriction in place for freight and commercial vehicles during working hours. Freight and CMV are encouraged to use alternate routes around the project limits. 
  • Utility work in the area is ongoing and will be taking place throughout the day.

CONTACT THE CDOT PROJECT TEAM 

Questions or concerns? Or to be added to CDOT's public outreach contact list to receive construction updates:

337 Colorado Ave.- Melrose Hotel Renovation Project

  • Colorado Ave. between 3rd St. and 4th St. will be closed to through traffic
  • Anticipated completion: Sept. 28 (weather permitting)

I-70 Ramp Safety Maintenance Project – CDOT

  • Night work (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) Sunday nights through Thursday nights 
  • I-70 exit ramp closures started Sunday, Sept. 18 at exit 2 eastbound (Rabbit Valley) and are continuing to the east ending at exit 205 (Silverthorne)
  • Exit ramp closures will only take place at night
  • Only one exit ramp will be closed at a time for approximately one hour each
  • Detour routes for ramp closures will be in place
  • Anticipated completion: early October 

For more information please contact:  

23 Road Between H Road and I Road, Utility Construction – Ute Water

  • 23 Road is closed to through traffic between H Road and I Road
  • Access for residents will be maintained
  • A detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion: mid-October