Do you live near Patterson Road or use Patterson a lot to get around town?
The City of Grand Junction is currently planning a major redesign of Patterson Road aimed at reducing accidents, improving safety and traffic flow and providing better access for alternative transportation means like bicycles, buses, pedestrians, etc. The redesign area starts where Patterson originates on the west end at I-70B west of Mesa Mall, and continues about 7 miles to the east, to Lodgepole Street.
A traffic study found that 64% of accidents on Patterson occur at intersections, so to reduce the number of accidents, the plan seeks to greatly reduce the ability to make left turns onto and off of Patterson. The plan also proposes to drastically reduce the number of access points onto and off of Patterson Road, e.g., places where you can turn into side streets, into and out of businesses, etc.
The City has a great website where you can view the plan to re-do Patterson section by section, and comment directly on the website without having to attend meetings. If this plan affects you and you want to weigh in, now is the time. Take a closer look at it and leave comments at https://gjspeaks.org/