Lots of cone zones delaying traffic

By: Ian Margol Email
By: Ian Margol Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) --- While the dry, hot weather may not be comfortable for Grand Junction residents, it creates a perfect environment for fixing our roads.

A layer of hot, wet oil is lied on top of the existing asphalt and is then covered by small chips of rock. The chips are smoothed down and left to harden.

The process is called "chipseal," and allows crews to preserve the asphalt and seal out water.

Although many residents may be frustrated with the delays, officials say that they're doing their best to keep traffic flowing.

"Be patient with us, we know everybody's needing to get some place," says City of Grand Junction Manager of Streets and Solid waste. "We're working around that and just doing the best we job we can to get people through the traffic but also get the work done."

Crews will always try to keep at least one lane open during any construction.

The schedule of work is as follows:

Tuesday July 9th (Hours 6 am to 4 pm)
 7th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.
 12th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.
 28 Road from I-70 B to North Avenue.

Wednesday July 10th (Hours 6 am to 4 pm)
 Grand Avenue from 12th Street to 28 Road.
 24th Street from Grand Avenue to Belford Avenue.

Wednesday Night July 10th (Hours 8 pm to 6 am)
 4th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.
 5th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.
 Grand Avenue from 1st Street to 6th Street.
 7th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.
 12th Street from Grand Avenue to North Avenue.
 28 Road from I-70 B to North Avenue.

Thursday July 11th (Hours 6 am to 4 pm)
 Gunnison Avenue from 1st Street to 18th Street.

Thursday Night July 11th (Hours 8 pm to 6 am)
 Grand Avenue from 12th Street to 28 Road.
 24th Street from Grand Avenue to Belford Avenue.

Friday Night July 12th (Hours 8 pm to 6 am)
 Gunnison Avenue from 1st Street to 18th Street.


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