Stop signs added to ‘unofficial’ detour

Stop signs are sprouting in Junction Township, but like crops, they’ll be gone by November.

The county supervisors on Monday approved placing six temporary stop signs on V Ave, along the unofficial detour local traffic is using with the closure of Highway 30 at Grand Junction.

Stop signs are being placed for northbound and southbound traffic at 185th St, for southbound traffic at 210th St, for northbound traffic at 230th St, and for northbound and southbound traffic at 240th St.

County engineer Wade Weiss told the supervisors traffic has increased greatly on 230th, 240th, and 185th Streets. The secondary roads crew has worked diligently at extra dust control on those roads, including working Saturdays, he said. Part of the expense will be covered by the state Department of Transportation.

Construction on the new Highway 30 overpass is expected to be completed in November. The temporary stop signs will be taken down at that time.

The DOT strongly recommends drivers use the posted detour on paved roads. The detour uses County Road E-26 through Dana, five miles north of Grand Junction.

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