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Contact: Arlene Jackson, 970-858-3617 x363
Contact: Dan Hallett, 970-858-3617 x346
Fruita, CO – Colorado National Monument is partnering with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration to repair a section of Rim Rock Drive south of the Grand View Overlook. The project was awarded to GCS, LLC, a local Grand Junction company. The work includes repairs and stabilization to a bedrock culvert and the rock face below the roadway. Work started Wednesday April 26 and is expected to take about a month.
To create a safe and effective working environment for the employees, one lane of Rim Rock Drive will be closed Monday through Friday from 7am – 6pm during construction. Travelers can expect up to a 15 minute delay as flaggers move traffic through the area.
Grand View Overlook will be used to stage construction equipment and therefore closed to the public.
To ensure a safe experience for hikers and rock climbers, the small canyon below the construction site is closed to off-trail hiking and climbing. Monument Canyon Trail is open, however the area between the trail and the road from the Kissing Couple rock formation towards Independence Monument is closed.