A Bumpy New Road

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email
Closed off Holmes Pond Road

Closed off Holmes Pond Road

After months of work, and a million dollars in costs, the brand new concrete on 26 Road is already seeing plenty of cracks and bumps.
Now, It may be back to square one for the city to fix it.

The great news for Bookcliff Gardens came last April, the dilapidated road in front of their business was bring redone.
Grand Junction announcing they were going to repave the roads surrounding the popular nursery.
Of course, co–owner Dan Lomlo did have one concern, the amount time it was going to take to get it done, 8 months.
"People want to avoid construction whenever they can," he says, "With our main throughfare shut down, it does affect our business."
When the project finished in October, Bookcliff Gardens noticed the road was already starting to crack and crumble.
City engineer Trent Prall says working a good portion of a year on a stretch of road inly to have to tear it up again is not what he wanted to hear.
First priority is figuring out what went wrong, "We're working with the contractor to see what those problems are," he says.
There is some good news, however, the million dollar paving project is guaranteed and under warranty.
While that's great news for taxpayers, it's concern for the people at Bookcliff Gardens, "We're hoping they don't shut down the road for repairs,"says Komlo, who also tells 11 News the city has been great in paving the road during the garden's off-season.


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