New projects that could affect your commute

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Grand Junction, Colo. -- There are some public works projects starting on Monday, Feb. 17 that could affect your commute.

The Avalon Theatre Project will be in progress on 7th Street between Main Street and Colorado Avenue. It will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Traffic on Highway 6 near Exit 26 Interchange is narrowed to one lane in both directions. Colorado Department of Transportation suggests drivers to slow down through the construction zone and pay close attention to traffic control devices.

Excel Energy is replacing the old street light electric lines with a new underground system. North Avenue will be restricted to one lane in each direction between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Crews will be replacing the Sewer Lift Station located off the South edge of Power Road. Be alert to workers and heavy equipment in roadway.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, crews will be working in a manhole. Traffic going northbound on 12th Street and eastbound on Patterson Road will be restricted to one lane. Expect some delays.

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