Eastbound Riverside Parkway reopens follow sewage spill

The eastbound lanes of Riverside Parkway between 25 Road and West Avenue have reopened, but the westbound lanes in that area remain closed following an accident early this morning.

Grand Junction city officials say around 1 a.m. a semi-truck pulling a low trailer drove over and damaged a temporary sewer line that was part of ongoing construction just west of West Avenue. A large amount of raw sewage spilled onto the roadway.

Construction workers were on the scene and able to get the pipe closed to stop the leakage, but the damage still forced the city to close that stretch of the parkway.

There is no estimate yet of when the westbound lanes of the parkway will reopen.

Grand Junction police spokeswoman Kate Porras said residents who received a community notification alert about the road closure this morning don’t need to call the number listed in the alert.

Check back for updates on GJSentinel.com.


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