Friday, September 11, 2015

This week in pictures, Sept. 11, 2015

Here are a few snapshots from around Mesa County this week.

A Mesa County Search and Rescue mission from this week. 
A separate Mesa County Search and Rescue Mission from this week. 
The Hwy. 340 sidewalk construction is proceeding past Panorama Drive. 
Here is another photo of the Hwy. 340 sidewalk construction.

Chelsea Wells, a health promotion specialist at the Mesa County Health Department, shows some of the materials she planned to hand out at the Palisade High School Health Fair on Thursday.

Heidi Dragoo, left, and Shane Chatfield, MCHD health promotion specialists, show off their "data wishlists."
Darla Krummel, Paul Popish and Roger Staley of Mesa County Fleet

Darla Krummel of Fleet

Working on a tractor transmission overhaul at Fleet

This new Fleet employee showed up unannounced.
The Mulch Madness sale is happening at Mesa County Solid Waste Sept. 8-19, Tuesdays-Saturdays , 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. All mulch products are on sale for $10/cubic yard.

Amanda Polson shows her Bronco pride today. 

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner joined her staff in wearing Broncos gear today. 
Bette Meininger was one of several Mesa County Clerk and Recorder staff sporting Broncos gear today.

Sgt. Jim Fogg stands by a Mesa County Sheriff's Office patrol car during the 9/11 remembrance event at Thursday's Grand Junction Farmer's Market. MCSO staff say it was truly a touching event.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Road delays for chip and seal next week

Chip & Seal and Overlay will continue this week.   

Short delays should be expected on these roads during this time.

The week of September 14:

Chip & Seal  (Clifton Area)
  • Front Street - 2nd Street West to END
  • 2nd Street - Front Street North to State Hwy. 6
  • 3rd Street - Front Street North to State Hwy. 6
  • 4th Street - Front Street North to State Hwy. 6
  • 5th Street - Front Street North to State Hwy. 6
  • Laura Avenue - Front Street North to END
  • Orson Avenue - 1st Street East to 5th Street
  • Grand Avenue - 2nd Street East to 32 3/4 Road
  • 32 1/2 Road - RR North to Front Street
  • Aaron Court - E 1/2 Road to Cul-de-Sac
  • Pearce Avenue - Lucille Avenue to E 1/2 Road
  • Lucille Avenue - Pearce Avenue to 32 1/2 Road
  • Lucille Avenue - 32 1/2 Road to Pauline Street
  • Pauline Street - Lucille Avenue South to END
  • Pauline Street - Lucille Avenue North to Pauline Court
  • Pauline Court - Pauline Street to Cul-de-Sac

  • Divide Road (Kannah Creek Area) - Purdy Mesa Road to Lands End Road
  • 54 7/10 Road (Molina) - KK Road to Molina Fire Station
  • KE Road (Mesa) - 48 1/2 to Gravel
  • KE Road (Mesa) - Gravel to Y in road. Lathe placed says End Paving

  • DS Road
  • B South Road
  • Purdy Mesa Road
  • Divide Road

Concrete Work
  • East Lynwood Street area between 2782 and 274 E. Lynnwood
  • 2874 B 1/2 Road
  • Bonito Court

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Senior engineer promoted to Division Director

Julie Constan
Julie Constan has been named Engineering Division Director at Mesa County's Department of Public Works.

Constan has worked for Mesa County since 2003. As a senior engineer, she has focused on projects such as stormwater, sewer public improvement districts and capital road construction.

Recently, she has been involved with Grand Valley drainage issues and 45 1/2 Road safety improvements, among other projects.

As Division Director, Constan will oversee a team of 19 people, including engineers, project managers and surveyors. She will report directly to Public Works director Pete Baier.

New traffic signal in Loma improves safety at intersection

A new traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 139 in Loma is up and running, thanks to a partnership between Mesa County and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Previously, the intersection, which has an unusual skew, had no traffic signal.

In addition to controlling the regular flow of traffic, the signal now also helps with safety at the nearby Union Pacific railroad crossing. The signal is timed with the railroad to allow motorists to safely clear the intersection before the train passes.

The project also included:

  • New railroad crossing gates
  • An overhead railroad light structure
  • Left turn deceleration lanes at each leg of the intersection
  • Full overlay of high quality asphalt throughout the entire area
  • Installation of an 8x10 concrete box culvert with safety railing and guardrail
The project was funded by more than $1.8 million from CDOT and Mesa County (Faster Safety Funds, Hazard Elimination Funding and Critical Culvert Funding).

It was a great opportunity for Mesa County and CDOT to partner to provide a safer intersection for the Loma Community.