US Highway 6/North Avenue Traffic Signal Replacement project begins in Grand Junction

Project Update

April 22, 2024 - Northwestern Colorado - Motorists can expect single lane and shoulder closures

Mesa County — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Morton Electric will begin work on Monday, April 22 on installing new traffic signals at three locations in Grand Junction. The new traffic signals will be installed along US Highway 6/North Avenue at the end of April. New signals will be located at:

  • North Avenue and 5th Street
  • North Avenue and 23rd Street
  • North Avenue and 28 Road

Crews will begin drilling caissons at the North Avenue and 5th Street location. Caisson drilling will then move to the 23rd Street location and then on to 28 Road. Once complete, the project will have upgraded the current signals at each location as well as constructed ADA ramp improvements.

Traffic Impacts

Traffic impacts will include:

  • Work will be performed Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday work may be added as needed.
  • Motorists can expect single lane and shoulder closures in both the westbound and eastbound direction and on intersecting side streets through the project work zone.
  • Intermittent full closures to swing the new mast arms for the traffic signals will take place as the project nears that phase of work. This work will take place at night with lighting in place for worker safety.
  • Delays around the work zones are anticipated to be 10 minutes.

Project Contact Information

Project information is available at:

  • Call the project information line at 970-462-7207
  • Email the project team at: [email protected]
  • Project webpage: Coming soon

Know Before You Go

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:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

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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