Thank you to the voters of Grand Junction for passing 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 TABOR (Taxpayers' Bill of Rights) 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 PCI (pavement condition index) 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.
Here are the asphalt overlay projects that have been approved for 2019 and will be completed with the funds that were approved by voters as well as Capital Improvement sales tax funds. These projects, totaling $2,182,380, will be completed by Oldcastle SW Group dba United Companies of Grand Junction. This contract will overlay 8 roads totaling 21.3 lane miles, including the addition of 2.5 bike lane miles. Each road lists a PCI score, which is the Pavement Condition Index, on a scale of 1 - 100:
1. Redlands Parkway – Colorado River Bridge to River Road Bridge - including ramps to River Road
(Avg. PCI - 54)
2. S. Camp Rd. – S. Broadway to Rimrock Rd. (Avg. PCI - 49)
3. 9th St. – RR Crossing to Riverside Pkwy (Avg. PCI - 65)
4. 15th St. – D Rd. to Winters Ave. (Avg. PCI - 45)
5. 23 Rd. – Hwy 6&50 to G Rd. (Avg. PCI - 47)
6. 24 1/2 Rd. – Hwy 6&50 to Patterson Rd. (Avg. PCI - 64)
7. 27 Rd. – Crossroads to H Rd. (Avg. PCI - 69)
8. H Rd. – 26 1/2 Rd. to 17 1/4 Rd. (Avg. PCI - 68
Work should get underway in June and will be completed by late August.
7th Street Reconstruction - Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road: MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
City Chip Seal Program: Slated for mid-June to mid-August
City crews will chip seal Maintenance Area 9 which is the area south of I-70B between 28 Road and 32 Road north of the Colorado River.
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.