Officials to Address Problematic Potholes on 1st Street
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Traveling down 1st Street has been treacherous for some Grand Junction drivers, after mother nature caused some problematic potholes. However, road officials are saying they have a plan in place.
Since June of this year, a construction crew spent months fixing the sewer system of the popular roadway before it was to be overlaid.
The crew was supposed to complete it by the start of the school year, but due to what they call "unforeseen conditions," it took longer than anticipated.
Now, weather conditions have made it a bumpy ride for those traveling on the road, forcing officials to come up with a new plan.
“The contractor is kind of doing a daily maintenance activity on the existing potholes,” said Justin Vensel, project engineer for the city of Grand Junction. “Due to mother nature, she has created quite a few of those for the contractor, but a company will be in on Monday to start the overlay for that section of the street.”
Officials will continue to do this maintenance until the road is completely resurfaced from Hall Avenue to Patterson Road.
They hope to have the entire project completed a week from Friday.