GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – If you’ve been wondering about the work being done to Patterson Road, wonder no longer. For the City of Grand Junction, this chip seal replacement is part of their yearly summer road maintenance.
City crews are working on laying down chip seal on Patterson Road from 25 Road down to the I-70 Business Loop. This new layer of protection is part of the City’s summer upkeep – focused on a new stretch of road each year.
In addition to the chip seal project, an overlay project is also underway. Crews just wrapped up Mariposa Road in The Ridges a few days ago, and are planning on tackling more streets in the area.
Although 2020’s project will only cover about 1/10th of the City of Grand Junction, this maintenance is something done every year to maintain and protect one of the City’s most important assets.
“One of the City’s strategic directives is taking care of its infrastructure, and one of our biggest assets is our street network,” said Trent Prall with Grand Junction City Works. “Every year we invest a lot, just like you would in your home on a new roof or new siding or paint or carpeting. We need to do the same thing with our street network.”
Trent says the chip seal project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July, with the overlay project ending in early September. For Patterson, striping for lane lines will be done in the next few days.
City Works also wants to remind drivers to be cautious in cone zones – and watch out for construction work being done around town.