CDOT begins project to improve 16 ADA ramps on North Avenue

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April 7, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, CO - The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor KSK, LLC are bringing existing curb ramps into compliance with Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines, or PROWAG.** Work begins Wednesday, April 8, on North Avenue in Grand Junction, Colo. The work will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs and gutters at 16 intersections along North Avenue. (Please refer to the list below of intersection locations, as not every corner at each intersection will receive upgrades.)

**Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines. The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

The general schedule (subject to change) will begin April 8 and is expected to be complete mid-May 2020, weather permitting. Contractors are complying with the latest guidance set by the State of Colorado for work zones during the COVID-19 response.

Travelers by car, bike, wheelchair or foot can expect various lane and sidewalk closures where work zones exist, during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Sidewalks, however, are likely to be closed overnight or over weekends to allow the concrete to set up. Access to all businesses will be maintained, but may be temporarily altered. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone! 

Please contact the project public information manager at our project hotline (970) 319–2516 or email [email protected] with questions and to receive updates on the project.

Affected intersections along North Avenue (Southside=S and Northside=N)

3rd Steet (S)

4th Street (S)

6th Street (S)

8th Street (S)

9th Street (S)

10th Street (S)

11th Street (S)

12th Street (S)

Harris Road (S)

28 ¾ Road (S)

Melody Lane (N)

Court Road (N)

25th Street (N)

Cannell Avenue (N)

6th Street (N)

4th Street (N)

3rd Street (N)


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. Gov. Polis issued an emergency, temporary stay-at-home order for all of Colorado, which went into effect Thursday, March 26. With this order, the public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO and avoid all nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.


The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!


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In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic, statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.