Grand Junction’s Fourth and Fifth Streets may become two-way traffic roads

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The Downtown Development Authority of Grand Junction is looking to bring two-way traffic to Fourth and Fifth Street. As Mesa County merges out of the pandemic, the team feels that this transition will continue economic growth.

The idea of converting these one-way streets near Downtown Grand Junction has been brought up for decades. The focus on this feasibility study includes an approach to give these roads a style like Main Street.

D.D.A. Director Brandon Stam expresses a specific need of better public safety for pedestrians.

“The study’s looking at how can we make that corner safer, quieter, and encourage more multi-modal activity there,” Brandon Stam elaborates, “Right now, the issue that’s happening is you have cars coming in at really high speeds, the noise and the safety challenges associated with that.”

As of right now, there are no blueprints or construction plans on how the roads will change. Part of the reason being that the team would like input from the community on how they like Fourth and Fifth Streets’ current conditions.

If you have your own two cents about this two-way street idea, the D.D.A. is holding an open house for feedback at the Avalon Theatre on May 4.

Updates and more information to come as this plan develops.

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