News

CDOT to host two open house events ahead of construction on the I-70B 1st Street and Grand Avenue Improvement Project

April 26, 2021 - Mesa County

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies invite Grand Junction community members to participate in two open house events this week. Each open house will highlight the upcoming I-70B 1st Street and Grand Avenue Improvement Project and how motorists can plan for traffic impacts. Project team members will be present at both events to answer questions about the project. Members of the public can also submit questions ahead of time for the virtual public engagement by contacting the project team (see below).

The first event is an in-person open house on Wednesday, April 28, in the former Rite Aid parking lot on the northeast corner of 1st Street and Grand Avenue. The open house will take place from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. The second event is a virtual open house on Thursday, April 29, 6 to 7 p.m.

Open House Events

Grand Junction Open House (in-person)

  • Date: Wednesday, April 28
  • Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Location: Outside at the former Rite Aid parking lot, northeast corner of 1st Street and Grand Avenue

Virtual Open House

Project Information

The I-70B 1st Street and Grand Avenue Improvements Project is scheduled to begin work in May 2021. The project area includes the I-70 Business Loop (I-70B) from Mulberry Street to Rood Avenue, and Colorado Highway 340 (Broadway) from Mulberry Street/Rice Street to 2nd Street. The project will improve the 5-way intersection. United Companies, based in Grand Junction, is the contractor selected to build the project.

The project will improve the infrastructure by widening the roadway, consolidating access, improving street connections and constructing improved bike and pedestrian connections. The work includes: replacing storm drains and water lines, milling, paving, concrete improvements (sidewalks, ADA curb ramps), replacement of signals, as well as lighting and landscaping enhancements. Once complete the project will improve safety, congestion, and increase multimodal opportunities.  

Stay Informed and Connect with the Project

Project information is available at: