I-70 B South of Rood Improvements (Design Phase) - South of Rood Avenue to East Main Street

About the Project

I-70 Business Loop is the backbone of the transportation system in Grand Junction, serving as a gateway to regional retail, interregional connections, commuters, employment centers and other local institutional facilities, recreational facilities, and neighborhoods.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the preliminary design phase of the I-70B South of Rood Improvements in Grand Junction from south of Rood Avenue to East Main Street. The safety and mobility improvements were identified during the 2008 Environmental Assessment to address congestion; bring multimodal improvements that will allow for a safer and more comfortable travel experience for cars, pedestrians and cyclists; and provide effective business access along the corridor.

The project is the next in a series of phased improvements on I-70B. It follows the I-70B First Street and Grand Avenue Improvement Project. Construction took place in 2021-2022 and was completed in June 2022. More information about the previous project can be found here: codot.gov/projects/i70-b-1st-street-grand-avenue

Project Schedule

  • Winter 2021: Project Kick-Off
  • Summer 2022: 50% of design complete
  • Fall 2022: First Public Meeting
  • Summer 2023: 90% of design complete
  • Fall 2023: Second Public Meeting
  • Spring 2024: Construction

Access the I-70 B South of Rood Improvements Project Fact Sheet

Preliminary Design

The preliminary design stage includes improved street connections, multimodal improvements, signal replacement, utility infrastructure improvements, lighting enhancements, and landscaping enhancements. The project limits stretch approximately two miles from South of Rood Avenue to East Main Street. Construction funding is available from south of Rood Avenue to approximately Third Street and is scheduled to begin in spring 2024. More information on construction timing and impacts will be announced once a contractor has been selected. Construction for the remaining 1.5 miles from approximately Third Street to East Main Street will be announced when funding has been secured.

These improvements were identified during the 2008 Environmental Assessment and previous public engagement efforts. Project team members will be available to answer questions and provide project details and next steps.

2008 Environmental Assessment

Purpose and Need

  • Improve traffic flow and capacity
  • Safety for all users
  • Multimodal opportunities
  • Provide effective access

Project Outcomes

  • Access consolidation
  • Improving street connections
  • Separation of traffic
  • Improving bicycle/pedestrian connections
  • Improving utility infrastructure

Access the Project Phasing Map

Final Project Timeline