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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Portion of Riverfront Trail Closes for Asphalt Replacement

Riverfront Trail Closure

The City of Grand Junction will close the portion of the Riverfront Trail between Banana's Fun Park and the Junior Service League Park for replacement of the asphalt with concrete beginning Monday, October 3, 2022. An alternative route is available along Riverside Parkway.

The Grand Junction area’s trail system is a key asset to both residents and tourists providing bicycle and pedestrian routes through and around the community. The city has more than 9.2 miles of asphalt trails that are more than 25-years-old and in various states of disrepair. One of the biggest concerns for cyclists is the separations that have resulted from shrinkage of the asphalt over the years. This makes for rough riding on many sections of the trails. The city is planning to replace these asphalt segments with long lasting concrete over the next three years. Where feasible, the trails will also be widened from 8 feet to 10 feet to better accommodate bikes with trailers as well as recumbent trikes.

Other trail sections identified for replacement with concrete include the Ridges, South Camp, Redlands Parkway, Junior Service League, the South Rim and Bluffs trail accesses to Connected Lakes State Park, and Las Colonias Park to Eagle Rim Park Trail. Updates on construction and detours will be provided on the city website and social media accounts.

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Contact: Sara Spaulding, Communications & Engagement Director | 970-985-8180 or saras@gjcity.org

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