Fruita puts focus on roads

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Crack sealing of the pavement along West Ottley Avenue in Fruita is to repair damage from a lack of drainage in the area between Amethyst Drive and Coulson Avenue.


Fruita roads will see a lot of improvements in 2015, as 51 percent of next year’s capital improvement funds is budgeted toward bettering city streets.
Repairs to West Ottley Avenue are the city’s most costly 2015 road improvement project, with a budget of $800,000. City Engineer and Acting City Manager Ken Haley said the road has deteriorated throughout the years due to drainage issues. The city street has been crack-sealed in multiple areas, but conditions continue to worsen, he said.

Worker killed on rig was Junction man

The man killed in an accident at a drilling rig near Parachute on Tuesday was from Grand Junction, the Garfield County Coroner’s Office reports. Shane Hill, 34, died instantaneously when a fitting blew and struck him in the head, Deputy Coroner Thomas Walton said.



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