Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Dust Control on County Gravel Roads

Mesa County Road and Bridge crews apply Earthbind on a Glade Park road for dust control. 

On Monday, June 8, Mesa County Commissioners approved a $250,000 contract for dust control on county gravel roads. The product can be used as a dust suppressant or stabilizer for roads that are going to be chip sealed.

There are approximately 88 miles of gravel roads in Mesa County. This year, about 407,000 gallons of dust control will be applied.

Mesa County Road and Bridge solicited for an environmentally safe, non-corrosive product to enhance the performance of gravel road maintenance. The request for proposal (RFP) states: “The product shall be non-chloride, non-corrosive, penetrating and water-resistant, specifically engineered for gravel road dust control and stabilization.” The contract was awarded to Enviroad LLC.

Earthbind, a dust control product by Enviroad LLC, has proven to help with gravel road maintenance reducing about 60% of future prep work after the initial application, which saves Mesa County money and time and provides a cleaner, longer-lasting product.

For more information on the contract, click here.

Monday, June 8, 2020

County and Elam Construction, Inc. Swap Land

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners authorized Mesa County's Right-of-Way Agent to execute a contract and accept the deed in exchange for real estate owned by Elam Construction, Inc., on Monday, June 8, 2020, for the benefit of both parties.

Elam traded property adjacent to the Colorado Riverfront Trail near 29 Road, which was converted to a parking lot for residents to park for free and access the trail.

Mesa County's 29 Road parking lot is open to the public and provides better access to the river trail from 29 Road.
Parking is free to trail users.

Residents can park for free and access the river trail from 29 Road.

Access from Mesa County's parking lot on 29 Road to the Colorado Riverfront Trail.

Trail users can park and recreate easily.

Below are aerial pictures of the property Elam traded with corresponding parcel numbers.
In exchange for the properties (listed above), Elam received Mesa County-owned lots 23, 24, and 29 (parcel number: 2945-082-00-104) of the Orchard Grove Subdivision, a wetlands area that the county was unable to utilize.

Mesa County trades lots 23, 24, and 29 (parcel number: 2945-082-00-104) of the Orchard Grove Subdivision with Elam. 

Mesa County traded this wetlands area for parcels 2943-203-00-089, 2943-203-00-090, and 2943-203-00-108.