Traffic Alert, Sept. 15, 2013

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week:

City of Grand Junction projects:

22 Road realignment project at U.S. Highway 6: Traffic along U.S. 6 between 22 Road and the Interstate 70 Exit 26 interchange will soon be shifted to the north side of the highway onto the new pavement. The new setup will allow for construction of the south side of U.S. 6 at the I-70 interchange. A few days prior to the traffic switch, message board signs will be posted to notify drivers of the exact date.

Traffic on U.S. Highway 6 near the I-70 Exit 26 interchange is narrowed to one lane in both directions. Access to businesses on Valley Court and 84 Lumber is located at the new 22 Road intersection with U.S. 6. The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 35 mph.

First Street between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road: Asphalt paving is scheduled for this week. At times either the north or south bound lane of First Street will be closed to through traffic. A detour route will be in place. Access for local residents will be provided.

23rd Street between Elm Avenue and Texas Avenue: 23rd Street will be closed to through traffic. Sewer line construction continues this week. A detour route will be in place. Access for local residents will be provided.

Epps Drive West of 29 Road: Sewer and waterline construction continues this week. Epps Drive will be closed. Access for local residents will be provided.

The southerly portions of West and East Parkview drives north of B 1/2 Road: Waterline construction continues this week. West and East Parkview drives will be closed. Access for local residents will be provided.

Riverside Parkway between Redlands Parkway and 29 Road: This week crews will be applying an asphalt rejuvenator. Motorists can expect lane closures and delays. Alternate routes are advised.

Tuesday Night: Riverside Parkway between Ninth Street and D Road will be closed from 7 p.m.–6 am. Use Ninth Street for detour.

Wednesday Night: The Riverside Parkway interchange at 25 Road will be closed from 11 p.m.–6 am. Westbound traffic will have to use the 24 Road overpass to exit the parkway.

Thursday Night: Rimrock Avenue will be closed from Bogart Lane to the south Walmart entrance from 11 p.m.–6 a.m. Access Walmart from Baserock Drive.

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Mesa County Projects:

Because of rainy weather, work from last week was rescheduled to this week. The schedule is again subject changing weather conditions and equipment failures. Chip sweeping and cleanup follows about one week after chips are in place.

Mesa County chip seal program:

Week of Sept. 16,  F Road (Patterson Road) from Lodgepole Street east to I-70 Business. Allow extra time for traffic delays. An alternate route is highly recommended. 

Chip seal for town of Palisade:

Wednesday and Thursday,  Moss Way, cul-de-sac to Elberta Avenue; Victoria Drive, First Street to cul-de-sac; Majestic Drive, First Street to cul-de-sac; Crawford Elberta Avenue to First Street.

Mesa County overlay program

Asphalt Paving: Week of Sept. 16, F 5/8 Road, 33 Road east to 33.75 Road; 33.75 Road, F 5/8 north to G Road; 34 Road, E.25 Road north to U.S. Highway 6

Raise manholes: Week of Sept. 16: bringing manholes flush with driving surface, Elberta Avenue; Palisade U.S. Highway 6 to First Street.


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