Traffic Alert, Oct. 24, 2011

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week:

12th Street Median work: Night work is underway to install medians and a new crosswalk on 12th Street between Elm and Mesa avenues.

Work will begin at 4 p.m. each evening and continue throughout the night. Two inside lanes will be closed for median work. One outside lane will remain open in either direction during the night time work.

B Road closure for sewer line replacement: MA Concrete is installing a new 8-inch sanitary sewer main in B Road for Orchard Mesa Sanitation District.

B Road is closed from 27 Road east to Rincon Drive. The well-marked detour around the construction zone will be U.S. Highway 50 and 28 1/2 Road. Construction will continue through early December.

Fruitvale Sewer Line Replacement: Work is under way to install a sewer line in Grand Avenue near 24th Street. Grand Avenue is closed during the day around the construction zone on Monday through Thursday, and reopened in the evening. Detours will be posted, and local access for residents will be maintained. The project will continue through early November.

Orchard Avenue Utility Work will be ongoing for the next several weeks in Orchard Avenue just west of 12th Street. Daytime work will involve lane shifts. Nighttime work will involve a closure and detour using Walnut Avenue and College Place.

2011 Water Line Replacement Project: Sorter Construction is working on a waterline replacement project on 23rd Street south of Orchard Avenue and heading south to Bunting Avenue. Street closures will be set up around the construction zone. Local access for residents will be maintained, but occasional brief delays should be expected.

29 Road/Interstate 70 Business Overpass: Construction continues on the 29 Road overpass over the Union Pacific railroad tracks and I-70 B. The intersection of I-70B and the frontage road near Grand Junction Pipe will reopen on Tuesday. Speed limit in the construction zone is 40 mph. Fines are doubled in the work zone

D Road Sewer Line Replacement Project: For Central Grand Valley Sanitation District in D Road from 30 to 31 roads and on 30 Road from D to D 1/4 roads.

D Road is closed to through traffic from 30 to 31 roads until Thanksgiving. Local access will be provided for residents.

Detours for this construction area are 30 Road, 31 Road and D 1/2 Road.

This project will be completed by the end of November. The speed limit is reduced to 30 mph in the entire work area. Double fines will be enforced for speeding in the construction area.


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