GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — A section of cliff west of 29 Road slid into the Colorado River back in June. Mesa County tells WesternSlopeNow the work to fix it will start in December.
Josh Springer, construction group manager for Mesa County’s engineering department gave WesternSlopeNow a tour of the area. The landslide, estimated to be 350 feet long and 30 to 40 feet wide, left that section of the river in dire need of stabilization.
Springer tells WesternSlopeNow the project will start the first week of December and is expected to wrap up quickly.
“We don’t expect it to take too long, maybe a couple weeks is all,” Springer says.
The area on C Road where the slide happened will be temporarily fenced off while it’s under construction. He also tells WesternSlopeNow a pipe owned by Orchard Mesa Irrigation that was damaged in the slide will be repaired at the same time as the rest of the slide.