The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces that contractor United Companies has completed resurfacing a seven-mile section of Colorado Highway 133, from the summit of McClure Pass to about one mile south of the Town of Redstone.
The project utilized Hot-In-place Recycling (HIR), an innovative and efficient process that repairs and rehabilitates deteriorated highways with specialized equipment.
At the Sept. 12 regular meeting of the Orchard City Town Council, Nancy Hovde with HopeWest discussed the local nonprofit with the board of trustees. She began by giving background and how they work to provide hospice and care to those in need.
Earl Bennett, a longtime Delta County resident who recently plead guilty to constructing an unauthorized road on national forest lands, stopped by the DCI office to share his side of the story. He confirms that he was president of the Cathedral Peaks Ranch Landowners' Association, and in 2014 did operate a bulldozer to clear the road, as detailed in a press release published in the Sept. 5 edition of the DCI.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Grand Valley Ranger District will resume work on a road improvement project for the Grand Mesa National Forests' Flowing Park Road (NFSR #109), located southwest of Highway 65. Project work is scheduled to begin Monday of this week and will consist of crushing operations that will improve the road bed.
Work has commenced on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Owl Creek Road Improvement Project. Overall, there has been great public support and enthusiasm for the work, but recently the project contractor has begun expressing concerns over public safety due to unsafe driving in the project area.
Safety critical rockfall work will require full closures of I-70 in De Beque Canyon. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct full closures of both westbound and eastbound I-70 at Exit 49 (Colorado 65 interchange) the week of Aug. 13-16 to perform rockfall mitigation.
Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation are working on a paving project on Highway 133 beginning about 12 miles east of Hotchkiss and extending to Kebler Pass at Gunnison County Road 12.
Trustee Bob Eckels, Orchard City's road committee chairman, opened a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, to consider a budget proposal for road funding in 2018 and beyond. Eckels stated that the information gathered would be set for consideration at a later date.
County commissioner Don Suppes was present at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Orchard City town board to answer questions about road work the county is doing in Cedaredge.
Suppes addressed the trustees to waylay concerns about the county's efforts to repair and pave SW 11th Street in Cedaredge.
Orchard City has scheduled an hour-long, open house public meeting to discuss the single issue of a town roads maintenance program and its funding.
The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Orchard City Town Hall.
The Orchard City Trustees want to get a clarification from the Board of County Commissioners on the county policy for providing paving services to municipalities.
The presence of county crews and equipment on two Cedaredge street asphalt overlay projects last week has raised eyebrows in Orchard City.
As traffic increases on Confluence Drive in Delta, so does the number of accidents taking place at intersections. The intersection of 5th and Confluence is the most dangerous in Delta, according to accident statistics compiled by the Delta Police Department.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests' Grand Valley Ranger District will be undertaking summer road work on the Grand Mesa National Forest. The work will primarily be on Flowing Park Road (NFSR 109) and Highway 65 in the County Line and Skyway areas.
The City of Delta has contracted with Wells Excavating & Farming to make drainage improvements on H Road.
Steve Glammeyer, utilities/public works director for the City of Delta, said H Road was identified for chip seal application this year due to early visible signs of structural failure and raveling.
According to the Town of Paonia website, for the next two weeks Paonia residents can expect street closures to allow for scheduled repairs to in-town railroad crossings.
After voters rejected the Town of Cedaredge's proposal for a 1/2 cent increase in sales tax just over a year ago, officials are once again discussing a bid to hike the sales tax.
In a report to trustees on March 16, town staff noted efforts under way at "organizing for a second attempt at sales tax increase."
The City of Delta is getting a lot of bang for the buck as it embarks on three street maintenance projects in the City of Delta. The city budgeted a total of $500,000 for street improvements in 2017; the three projects will cost a total of $393,536 but will extend the life of about 11 percent of the city's street network.
Escalante Canyon Road at Escalante Creek just west of the Gunnison River bridge will require a detour
Cedaredge town trustees learned at their Jan. 19 business meeting that a section of town pavement "has been completely destroyed." The culprit causing the failure of a 70"x20' section of pavement on SW 3rd Avenue is ground water.
Town of Cedaredge officials are looking for an anonymous do-gooder who, they say, is making life more difficult for public works crews by freelance snow plowing town streets.
According to a report given last week to the town board, some unknown person has been "helping" public works by running a privately-owned snow plow over town streets.
What to do about the failure of pavement on Austin Road, rebuilt just 10 years ago, will be discussed by the Orchard City Town Board at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
The Orchard City Town Board is faced with a decision on how to remedy the pavement failure occurring on Austin Road.
Gunnison County Road 12 at Kebler Pass, located approximately 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 Sept. 7 through approximately Oct. 15.
The mayor and town trustees zeroed in on street maintenance as a priority for allocating available 2017 budget funds during a work session on Aug. 18.
Mayor Gene Welch said that the poor condition of town streets is the source of many complaints he gets. "You have to let people in town know you are working on this issue," Welch said.
With local economic development ideas turning once again to themes of rural gentrification, lifestyle marketing, recreation and tourism there is one local economic development asset that provides a model and foundation of success to build on.
It is the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.
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.
The county commissioners have adopted several more private subdivision roads into the county road maintenance program.
Added to the list on Monday were Violetta Road and LJ Road in the Hilltop Minor Resource subdivision; Dry Creek Circle in the Dry Creek subdivision; and Harold Drive and Ruth Lane in the Sun-Rise subdivision.
There is hardly a person in the North Fork area who hasn't been affected by a wreck at the intersection of Crawford and Stewart Mesa roads.
On May 18, Paonia resident Doug Griffis was involved in one.
The county commissioners, acting at their regular bi-monthly meeting on May 16, adopted terms of a policy for taking private subdivision roads into the county system for future maintenance.
In addition, the commissioners designated a list of seven roads that immediately qualify for inclusion in the county system.
The Board of County Commissioners reviewed some details of the new access control plan for Highway 50 north and Highway 92 as it heads east from downtown Delta.
Commissioners were concerned with criteria that are used to determine when traffic studies will be required, or when access to the highway is changed or denied for businesses along the corridors that have been in existence prior to the plan's adoption.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests have contracted for work to occur on the Lands' End Road from the forest boundary for 9.3 miles, up to the boulder fields. The work will improve the sight distance and reduce brushy vegetation for 20 feet on each side.
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