Traffic Alert, July 14, 2013

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week:

City of Grand Junction projects:

Ute Water Waterline Replacement: Crews are replacing the waterline along Cortland Avenue. Cortland Avenue is closed to through traffic between 27 1/2 Road and 28 Road. Detour routes will be well marked. Access for local residents will be provided.

22 Road Realignment Project at Highway 6: Reconstruction of one-third of a mile of U.S. 6 Highway between Valley Court and the I-70 Exit 26 Interchange and one-half of a mile of 22 Road. The intersection of Highway 6 and 22 Road will move 500 feet west of its existing location and a new connecting street will be built linking Valley Court to 22 Road.

On Monday night, both directions of traffic along U.S. Highway 6, between Valley Court and Sanford Drive, will be shifted to the south side of the highway. Beginning Tuesday morning, drivers should anticipate a new traffic control setup through the work zone, allowing for construction to begin on the north side of U.S. Highway 6 and the Diverging Diamond Interchange.

The U.S. Highway 6 intersection with 22 Road remains open. The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 35 mph.

2013 Street and Sewer Line Maintenance Project: Orchard Avenue between Seventh Street and Cannell Avenue will be closed for the next four weeks. Access for local residents will be provided.

2013 Sewer Line Replacement: North bound First Street between Walnut Avenue and Patterson Road will be closed for the next three weeks. Access for local residents will be provided. Detour route will be well marked. South bound First Street between Patterson Road and Walnut Avenue will remain open.

Utility and Street Construction for the Mesa County Workforce Center: 29 1/2 Road will be closed to through traffic between North Avenue and Orchard Avenue starting Monday for approximately three weeks. Crews will install water, sewer, electric and gas lines plus new curb, gutter and sidewalk along with additional paving for the new Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 1/2 Road. Access will be provided for local residents.

Orchard Avenue Repairs: Asphalt repairs will be done Thursday and Friday on Orchard Avenue between 17th Street and 23rd Street. Delays can be expected.

Street Maintenance: The following streets will be chipped and fog sealed this week. There may be temporary street closures and or lane closures with flaggers. No on street parking. Traffic delays can be expected.

Chip Seal, 6 a.m. –4 p.m. Monday: Gunnison Avenue from 18th Street to 24th Street/28 1/2 Road from I-70B to North Avenue; 28 1/4 Road from Niagara Circle to North Avenue; Belford Avenue from 24th Street to 28 Road; 23rd Street from Belford Avenue to North Avenue.

Chip Seal, 6 a.m.­–4 p.m. Tuesday: H Road from 26 Road to 26 1/2 Road; 26 1/2 Road from G Road to H Road.

Fog Seal, 8 p.m.Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday: Gunnison Avenue from 18th Street to 24th Street; 28 1/2 Road from I-70B to North Avenue; 28 1/4 Road from Niagara Circle to North Avenue; Belford Avenue from 24th Street to 28 Road; 23rd Street from Belford Avenue to North Avenue; Melody Lane from I-70B Frontage Road to North Avenue.

Chip Seal, 6 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday; Second Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue; Third Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue; Sixth Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.

Fog Seal, 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday: H Road from 26 Road to 26 1/2 Road; 26 1/2 Road from G Road to H Road

Chip Seal, 6 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday: Eighth Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue; Ninth Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue; 10th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.

Visit http://www.gjcity.org for additional information.

I-70 B Reconstruction Project

Grading on Main Line I-70B: eastbound lanes on I-70B, over excavate soft spots found in base, and place road base (millings form asphalt removal). through July 24.

Wednesday through Friday, crews will place signal and sign caissons.

Tuesday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 24, crews will start in irrigation repairs, install new irrigation on project and repair stormwater mitigation as needed.

Mesa County Overlay and Chip Seal programs, for the week of July 15 (weather permitting):

Mesa County Chip Seal:

■ Monday and Tuesday: 21.5 Road,  I Road to J Road, includes fog coat; 12 Road, O Road to P Road, includes fog coat sealant.

■ Wednesday, Acadia End of Pavement to Teton Road

■ Starting on Wednesday, until completed, Tiara Rado subdivision: Tiara Drive, Tiara Vista Drive, High Tiara Court, Eagle Court, Tiara Court, Par Court, Wood Court, Bison Court, Ute Court, Otto Court, Liberty Cap Court, Two Iron Court, Shank Court, Low Ball Court, Lost Ball Court, Rado Drive, and North Rado Drive

Mesa County Overlay, milling:

■ Monday, Panorama Subdivision: Glacier Drive and Sierra Court

■ Wednesday, 24 Road  

■ Thursday, Osage and Chocktaw

■ Friday, C Road

Asphalt Paving: Monday, O.5 Road; Tuesday Q.75 Road; Wednesday, R Road; Friday, N.30 Road

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