Sewer work to slow down traffic

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Starting Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. commuters along Riverside Parkway can expect to see traffic delays.

The parkway will be narrowed down to one lane in both directions from West Avenue to High Country Court. This is because the city has contracted out work to be done on the sewers. A detour will be in place as no Westbound or left turns will be allowed from West Avenue on to Riverside Parkway.

“It’s part of our sewer repair project, what it is, is we’re putting a pipe inside a pipe rather than traditional open trench digging," says Jerod Timothy, a project manager with the city of Grand Junction.

This repair is much cheaper than digging a trench to repair the sewer lines and it will give new life to the sewer pipes. City officials say it should be 60 to 70 years before any more repairs to the area would be needed.

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