The City of Grand Junction has begun preparations for an improvement project on Patterson Road, a major east-west travel corridor.
On Monday, September 11, milling, the first step of the asphalt overlay on Patterson Road, is scheduled to begin from 30 Road east to I-70 B. Asphalt overlay on Patterson Road is the city’s highest priority for roadways and the nearly one-mile long section of Patterson Road from 30 Road to Lodgepole Street is within the city limits. This is a collaborative project with Mesa County and their portion of Patterson, known as F Road, lies outside city limits and includes the section from Lodgepole Street to I-70 B. This collaborative partnership aligns the repair of these two adjacent sections of Patterson Road, which appears in both agencies’ capital budgets while combining the improvements for the roadway into a single project. United Companies will perform the work for both sections not only creating cost-efficiency but also minimizing the impact to motorists. Mesa County is leading the project and sharing the cost of the $2,860,000 project with the city based on actual costs (approximately 37 percent city / 63 percent county). The total actual construction cost for the city is $1,059,546.40.
The plan calls for construction to be performed at night to minimize any impact for motorists. Motorists are asked to exercise caution in work zones and obey posted signage and speed limits. Paving will begin a few weeks after milling and is also planned to be conducted overnight.
The city upgraded the curb ramps in the project area to be ADA-compliant prior to the start of the roadway improvement project. As part of the city’s curb ramp project, crews have been working on the sidewalk along 30 Road from E to D removing and updating curb ramps, sidewalks, and driveways to meet those current standards. This work should be completed in the next few weeks.
Information about transportation projects is available on the city website gjcity.org.