CDOT begins ADA ramp project in Grand Junction

News Release

October 19, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado - Work begins Oct. 26 and continues through early November

MESA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and Contractor KSK, LLC, will begin work on Oct. 26 in Grand Junction in Mesa County to bring existing curb ramps into compliance with Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines, or PROWAG.** 

Work will take place along I-70B, US Highway 6 (North Avenue), US Highway 50, and East Main Street. The project will replace existing sidewalk curb ramps located at fourteen intersections along the four roadways. Work will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Please see maps further below indicating where improvements will take place.

**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.


Affected intersections in Grand Junction along US 50 & US 50 off-ramp

  • 22 Rd.
  • Riverside PKWY 


Affected intersections in Grand Junction along E. Main St.  

  • 21st St.
  • 22nd Ct.      
  • 24th Ct.

Affected intersections in Grand Junction along US 6 (North Ave.) 

  • Morning Glory Ln.
  • 29 ¼ Rd.      
  • 29 ½ Rd.      
  • Harmony Rd. 
  • Centennial Rd.
  • I-70B
  • 30 Rd.

Affected intersections in Grand Junction along I-70B 

  • 30 Rd.
  • 31 1/2 Rd. 

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 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. 


Work is scheduled to begin on Oct. 26 and is expected to continue through early November. Normal working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Area along Riverside Parkway where a curb ramp will be added

Area along 22 Rd. where a curb ramp will be installed

Additional sections along E. Main St. that will be updated with curb ramps

Additional sections along North Avenue that will be updated with curb ramps

North ave map

i-70 30 Rd.

i70 31 half rd.


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.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

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

  • 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.

  • Be patient!


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews  follow social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.  As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home safely. 


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 inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.