Traffic Alert, June 5, 2011

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week:

Interstate 70 Business Project near Mesa Mall: CDOT is working to complete the Interstate 70 Business Loop reconstruction.

Eastbound through lanes/median work continues on the median this week. Work will also be conducted to repair concrete panels in the westbound lanes. Two through lanes in each direction will be provided during this work. This work will be ongoing and will continue through June 11. Tie-ins for driveways, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks throughout the project area will be placed through June 11. Use caution and drive slowly when driving by work crews in the median area and center lanes.

Work on tie-ins for driveways, curbs and gutters on the north frontage road will begin as soon as the work on the south frontage road is complete, most likely beginning midweek and going through June 11.

Manhole adjustments on Patterson Road between 24 Road and 28 Road: Crews will work in westbound Patterson Road from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday to adjust manholes. One westbound lane will be closed in the construction zone.

Public Safety building construction closures: On Monday, trenching work on site will close Sixth Street for two days between Ute and Pitkin avenues, followed by a closure of Seventh Street between Ute and Pitkin avenues for two additional days later in the week.

Downtown Uplift: The 600 block of Main Street will be closed to through traffic through June 8.

Parking is available in the Rood Avenue parking structure between Fourth and Fifth streets, along with parking areas north and south of Main Street, with pedestrian breezeways providing access to the businesses. Many businesses have access from the alleys, too.

29 Road/Interstate 70 Business Loop Overpass: Construction continues on the 29 Road overpass over the Union Pacific railroad tracks and I-70 B. This includes an ongoing frontage road closure east of 29 Road. Eastbound I-70B traffic is shifted to the south near 29 Road. Westbound I-70B traffic will shift to the south on Tuesday, June 7.

Expect lane closures in both the eastbound and westbound lanes for the next two weeks. Speed limit in the construction zone is 40 mph. Fines are doubled in the work zone.

D 1/2 Road Improvements Project: Mountain Valley Contracting is under contract with Mesa County for the project that will begin the week of June 6. D 1/2 Road will be closed between 31 and 32 roads to through traffic starting late Monday through Aug. 22. Traffic will be detoured north to E Road for access to and from 32 Road. All residents along D 1/2 Road from 31 Road to Shire Drive will need to access their properties from the 31 Road end. Residents living between Shire Drive and 32 Road will be provided access on an individual basis.


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