Repairs Start on Rim Rock Drive

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Date: April 27, 2017
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.

Last updated: April 26, 2017

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