City Street Improvement Projects
2019 Ballot Initiative 2A / Transportation Capacity Upgrades
City Engineering staff is working on the first projects of the transportation capacity upgrades authorized by voters in November of 2019.
- The first phase of the reconstruction of the intersection of 24 and G Road is under construction with the relocation of utilities and the reconstruction of the bridge over North Leach Creek. Phase II will widen the 24 Road corridor from Patterson to I-70 to five lanes and G Road from 23 1/2 to 24 1/2 Road will be widened to three lanes. Both corridors will include provisions for sidewalks, landscaping, street lights, and bike lanes. Phase II will begin construction in early 2022.
- 24 Road Trail will be extended between its current terminus just north of the Subaru dealership north approximately 3/8 of a mile and connect to Canyon View Park. The project is slated for construction in 2022 and is being funded in part by CDOT's Multi-Modal Options Fund (MMOF).
- F 1/2 Road Parkway is currently under design nearing 30% at which point right-of-way negotiations can begin. This project will construct a five-lane arterial road between 24 Road to the intersection of 25 Road and Patterson Road. The project is slated to be constructed in late 2022 through 2023.
- Horizon at G Road and 27 1/2 Road Intersection Improvements is nearing 30% design. Due to the safety improvements proposed, CDOT did award the City $1.5 million of Highway Safety Improvement Funds. This project is slated for 2022 construction.
Ballot Question 2B in April 2017
The approval of this ballot question is making it possible for the City of Grand Junction to use the excess Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (TABOR) funds in the Riverside Parkway savings account to augment what is currently being spent on street maintenance projects and neighborhood pavement preservation for five years.
Street maintenance is extremely important but expensive. Our current roadway system is a $266 million asset. The City has been modestly funding street maintenance for a few years due to budget limitations, but it has not been enough and we have fallen behind.
The overall average pavement condition index (PCI) of the Grand Junction streets system, which has steadily declined over the last twelve years, is currently at a score of 69. This is down from 78 in 2004. The desire is to reverse this trend.
Good streets are good for all of us who live here, and also good for our economy.
2021 Contract Street Maintenance
A map of the 2021 Street Infrastructure Program can be viewed here. The streets selected for the 2021 Contract Street Maintenance Asphalt Overlays project are:
- Crossroads Boulevard
- 20 1/2 Road in the Redlands
- 27 Road south of Highway 50 on Orchard Mesa
- 27 Road from Horizon Drive to I-70
- H Road from 26 Road to 26 1/2 Road
Neighborhood Pavement Preservation Program: More Details Coming Soon
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Check back often for more information on upcoming TABOR excess funds street maintenance projects, and again, we thank the voters for giving us this opportunity to improve upon the City's infrastructure.