At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.
The Bureau of Land Management's Uncompahgre Field Office and the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area are implementing annual seasonal road closures to protect wildlife habitat.
The City of Delta is hosting a community meeting to discuss upcoming maintenance activities that will require 24-hour road closures. Residents of Fox Hollow, Orchard Estates, Pioneer Place, Emerald Hills and Valley Garden subdivisions, as well as the businesses on Cottonwood Street, are invited to learn more at the community meeting scheduled Monday, June 5, 6 to 8 p.m. at Delta High School.
The traditional painting of 9th Street Hill by graduates of Delta High School will result in a street closure. The City of Delta is honoring a request from the Delta High School Student Council to close the street the evening of Tuesday, May 16.
A temporary closure has been issued for the Owl Creek Gravel Pit, located southwest of Ridgway. This closure prohibits dispersed camping and public access to the site.
Gunnison County Road 12 at Kebler Pass, about four miles west of Crested Butte, will be closed for two-hour periods between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from now through mid-October.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will close a section of the 47 Trail located on the south end of the Uncompahgre Plateau due to logging operations in the area. Approximately 2 miles of the trail located off the Divide Road (NFS 402) and north to the Lockhart Road (NFSR 507) will be closed while the project continues.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has awarded Ridgway Valley Enterprises a project to replace an existing undersized and deteriorating culvert on Colorado Highway 348 with an 8x10-foot concrete box. The culvert is located at mile point 6.64, just south of the Delta/Montrose County line.
The project by Williams Construction to re-surface the north section of Second Street is nearing completion, which will mark the end of the town's Sanitation Line Upgrade project.
Contractor Williams Construction estimates that the project to resurface 950 lineal feet of Second Street is anticipated to be complete the week of July 18, according to Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz.
Pioneer Road, between Cherry and Frontier Delta, will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday, July 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to allow for utility work involving water and sewer taps
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests were notified by Montrose County Road and Bridge staff of a mudslide that recently occurred on the Uncompahgre Plateau. 90 Road (National Forest System Road 540) is closed at its intersection with the Divide Road (NFSR 402). Approximately five miles of road is closed to full-sized vehicles, but open to all terrain vehicles that are 50 inches or less in width.
G Road will be closed through Friday, Feb. 26, between Sawmill Mesa Road and Deer Run Road west of Delta. The road will be completely closed for a culvert replacement project and will require traffic to be diverted.
The Town of Cedaredge has announced that SE Old Goat Trail will be closed Jan. 18 to Feb. 12 for safety reasons.
The BLM and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area have implemented seasonal road closures within the Gunnison sage grouse area of critical environmental concern.
Under the annual closures, C-77 (Green Mountain), Black Ridge and Red Canyon Road are closed to motorized and mechanical uses effective immediately through May 15, 2016.
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