Friday, March 27, 2015

Roadside spraying for weeds begins Monday, March 30

Mesa County's Transportation Department in cooperation with Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management will begin applying herbicides along roadways throughout Mesa County on Monday, March 30.

The county contracts with a licensed commercial applicator to apply the herbicides to control weeds.

Roadside and right-of-way weed treatment will be conducted several times throughout the county through September.

If property owners do not want herbicide sprayed along their property line, they can request to be added to the 'No Spray' list. Those property owners will need to clearly mark their property lines with signs or bright flags and manage the weeds in and along that area themselves.

To be added to the 'No Spray' list or for other weed identification or treatment questions, call (970) 255-7121 or e-mail 

For questions about roadside vegetation mowing, call (970) 244-1807.

Pedestrian bridge set in place on Redlands

Sorter Construction on Tuesday set this pedestrian bridge in place as part of the Limekiln Pedestrian Bridge Project, overseen by Mesa County.

The bridge, which spans 100 feet, is part of a sidewalk-trail system that will eventually connect Independence Valley Drive to Redlands Middle School and Broadway Elementary School on Highway 340.