Transportation and Engineering Design Standards Update
The City of Grand Junction has completed its Transportation and Engineering Design Standards (TEDS) Manual rewrite and update. The TEDS Manual is now ready for consideration by Planning Commission and City Council for city adoption. Information on the proposed TEDS Manual can be found using the links below.
The Final draft of the Transportation Engineering Design Standards (TEDS) will be considered for adoption by the Planning Commission and City Council on the following dates:
- October 10, 2023 – Planning Commission Public Hearing at City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street at 5:30 pm
- December 6, 2023 – City Council Public Hearing at City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street at 5:30 pm
An overview of the proposed changes and a link to the final draft can be found below:
- TEDS Manual Update Informational Sheet
- TEDS Manual Update Major Changes
- TEDS Manual Update Final Draft
The TEDS manual update began in mid-2022 guided by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to review outdated information and provide thoughtful improvement recommendations. The TAC committee is made up of representatives of city departments, CDOT, Mesa County, the Regional Transportation Planning Office, neighboring jurisdictions, private developers, and transportation engineering consultants in the Grand Junction area that regularly use the TEDS manual.
The rewrite/updating process involved two key passes, a manual assessment, and draft updates. During the first phase, assessment, the project team reviewed the existing TEDS manual to identify all updates needed to achieve the project goals. The draft updates are being done through a repetitive process with the consultant, city staff, and the TAC and include two drafts before the final version.
During the second phase, the second draft update was made available for public input. The project team conducted a listening tour, meeting with various users and development industry members that were affected by the changes the TEDS manual has to the City’s development standards. The final draft took the comments and concerns received from the entire community into account as well as recommendations by the TAC producing the final recommended draft for this important rewriting and updating of TEDS.
TEDS Manual Purpose
The Transportation and Engineering Design Standards (TEDS) Manual establishes requirements and guides the city and developers on how streets and multimodal transportation infrastructure will be designed within Grand Junction. It includes guidance and requirements for preparing transportation impact statements (TIS), street design standards, access control, traffic signal design, street lighting, pavement, and pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facility design standards. The most recent update to the manual was performed in 2004. Some aspects of the Manual are out of date and not reflective of current community values or current design practices being applied within the city. The manual will also incorporate recommendations from the recently approved Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan and improve usability.
The following are the overall goals in the Revised TEDS manual:
- Reflect current community values for multimodal transportation (including for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users).
- Incorporate current state and national design standards.
- Improve the usability of the manual.
- Support implementation of the vision established in the recently adopted Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan
Final Draft of Proposed Changes:
- 29.04 Street Classification and Standards (PDF)
- 29.08 Transportation Impact Studies (PDF)
- 29.12 Access Management (PDF)
- 29.16 Access Design and Site Circulation (PDF)
- 29.20 Local and Minor Collector Streets (PDF)
- 29.24 Fire Department Access (PDF)
- 29.28 Arterial and Collector Geometric Design (PDF)
- 29.32 Pavement and Truck Routes (PDF)
- 29.36 Street Lighting Utilities and Mailboxes (PDF)
- 29.40 Striping and Signing (PDF)
- 29.44 Traffic Signals and Construction Zones (PDF)
- 29.48 Transit Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities (PDF)
- 29.52 Deleted - (Reference Transit Design Standards TEDS Chapter 29.48, RTPO to host the document)
- 29.56 Alley Standards (PDF)
- 29.60 Deleted - (Private Streets, Shared Driveways and Loop Lanes in Zoning Code)
- 29.64 Design Exceptions (PDF)
- 29.68 Alternate Street Standards (PDF)
- APPENDIX (Includes Local, Collector, and Arterial Street Sections)