200 S. Spruce Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001
Construction Projects - July 2018
64.3 (Brush Creek Road) Corridor Improvements
$4.9 million construction of new bridge of 120 ft. steel girder bridge on 64.3 Road over Buzzard Creek using a $2 million grant from State of Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs (DOLA) Energy & Mineral Impact Assistance Fund. Construction is anticipated to be completed in October. Project replaces a narrow, functionally obsolete bridge that was located at the bottom of a blind corner with a wider bridge located further uphill eliminating a steep grade. This road is the only entrance to a large number of existing oil & gas pads and future drilling sites.
Bosley Wash Detention Pond
$2,196,715.50 construction of a high hazard dam with a 62.8 acre-feet detention pond using a $2,052,776 State of Colorado Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (FEMA) grant. Construction is just starting on the project located east of 33 Road on the north side of I-70, with completion by end of this year.
SH 340 Sidewalk Project, Vista Grande Drive to Kansas Avenue
$915,250.00 construction of a five foot wide concrete path on the north side of Hwy. 340 (Broadway) using a $300,000 Colorado Department of Transportation grant. Construction is anticipated to be completed in September. Project is the last phase of construction of a continuous sidewalk path from downtown Grand Junction along SH 340 to Independence Valley.
Recently Completed Projects
29 Road Pedestrian Underpass
$327,399.00 construction of a concrete pedestrian path under the north end of the 29 Road Bridge at the Colorado River completed in July 2018. Prior to construction of this project, pedestrians and cyclists traveling along the Riverfront trail had to cross 29 Road, a heavily traveled arterial road, mid-block without the aid of a signal or marked crosswalk.
K Road, Adobe Creek to 20.8
$654,000 construction cost for shoulder widening and overlay of 0.6 mile of K Road completed in May 2018 using $250,000 grant from State of Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs (DOLA) Energy & Mineral Impact Assistance Fund.
V.8 and Big Salt Wash Crossing Bridge
$752,000 construction of a 53 foot long pre-stressed concrete box girder bridge with steel piling foundation and 360 lineal feet of channel realignment and embankment stabilization completed in May 2018 using $450,000 grant from State of Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs (DOLA) Energy & Mineral Impact Assistance Fund. Prior to completion, access on V.8 Road, east of 16 Road, was provided by a gravel road down thru the wash which was inaccessible numerous times a year during storm events.
Veteran’s Memorial Park Detention Pond
$1,191,488.45 construction of 30.2 acre-foot detention pond with associated wetland improvements and park development completed in July 2018 using a $1,049,474.00 State of Colorado Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (FEMA) grant. Prior to construction of this project, the area north of Hwy. 50 in Orchard Mesa which utilized the B ¼ Drain for storm water was prone to flooding due to inadequate capacity of the pipe drain. The pipe drain was
converted to an open channel along the Veteran’s Memorial Park site which then could overflow into the detention pond. The detention pond was seeded and landscaped to be utilized as a park during non- storm times.