GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- The Horizon Drive District in Grand Junction received a Revitalizing Main Streets grant award of $136,866.07 for its Horizon Drive Street Furniture Project.
The project will improve infrastructure in five locations within CDOT right-of-way along the Maroon Bike Route. The project builds on signage installed in Grand Junction in 2020 by installing benches with tables, shade structures, trash receptacles, bike racks, a bike fix-it station, bike air pump, a stretching station, additional wayfinding signage, and a large covered outdoor dining area.
“This state funding for Grand Junction will provide an even more enjoyable experience for Coloradans and tourists alike as they visit all the amazing outdoor recreation activities and beauty that Mesa County has to offer,” said Governor Polis. “Investments like this go beyond just making the Horizon Drive District a more beautiful place to spend an afternoon biking, they help our economy and businesses. I’m thrilled to see this state grant award further transform the Grand Junction area into a more cyclist friendly recreation destination.”
The latest awards bring the total Revitalizing Main Streets grant awards to 106 projects statewide and growing. Awarded projects span from Denver and Boulder to Hugo and Limon to Frisco and Rifle. A full list of recipients is available here.
Highlights include numerous projects facilitating safe pedestrian access to outdoor dining, improved lighting, sidewalk repair, incorporating “parklets” into streetscapes, and much more.