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Escalante Triangle Trails Kick-Off Event

October 17, 2017
DAMB (Delta Area Mountain Bikers) Invites Public to – New Trail System Celebration and Planning
 
On Saturday, October 28th, 2017, the public is invited to the Escalante Triangle Kick-off celebration to tour and provide input and ideas for a new non-motorized trail system, in what the BLM has designated the Escalante Triangle Recreational Management Area Zone (RMZ), in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, just west of Delta.  
 
DAMB and the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association (COPMOBA) received a grant from REI, a national outdoor goods wholesaler, which was then matched by the Bureau of Land Management, to begin the planning of this new trail system.  The granted funds will be used to develop a comprehensive plan of 30 miles of non-motorized singletrack trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders.  The trails will utilize the public land that extends from the Escalante Rim Road north Quick read more or view full article to the Gunnison River and from the Cactus Park area west to Escalante Canyon.  The tract features scenic gulches and majestic views.  This event is an opportunity for the public to view the area, identify the type of trails they would like to see, and provide comments and suggestions to the professional trail designers who will be on hand to listen to the public comments. Participants are encouraged to bring their mountain bikes and hiking shoes to participate in guided tours and a camp chair for the social gathering that follows. The event will begin at 11 A.M with an informational gathering at the event site and staging area, which will be near the intersection of Sawmill Mesa Road and Escalante Rim Road.  To get to the site, leaving Delta taking 5th Street  (which turns into Sawmill Mesa Road) west approximately five miles.  
 
Personnel from COPMOBA, the BLM, DAMB, REI, trail design team, and other partners will be on site to provide in depth information about the Triangle, to gather feedback, and to answer questions.  Individuals will then be invited to tour the area by hiking or biking.  High clearance vehicles may be required to gain access to some areas and shuttles will be provided for those that cannot access the area on their own. Bike riders can participate in an easy ride of about 5 miles, an intermediate ride of about 8 miles, or a longer ride of about 13 miles for more experienced riders which will be guided through some of the Triangle’s more rugged and scenic areas. All rides and tours are planned to be approximately two hours in length, and the participants and the public are then invited to reconvene at 1:30pm at the event staging area to discuss the area’s features and provide input and ideas for the trail development.  COPMOBA will provide refreshments and lunch at that time, and prizes and giveaways provided by REI and other sponsors will be raffled to participants.
 
For more information, contact COPMOBA at coordinator@copmoba.org or 970-901-4121. 
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COPMOBA Seeks Bids for New Trail Project

June 30, 2017

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

ESCALANTE TRIANGLE, DOMINGUEZ-ESCALANTE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA

COLORADO PLATEAU MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL ASSOCIATION (COPMOBA)

CONTACT:  Tisha McCombs coordinator@copmoba.org

Delta Area Mountain Bikers (DAMB)and COPMOBA solicit proposals from qualified individuals or entities for the design of a single track trail system, to be the basis of future construction of a multi-use non-motorized trail system in the Escalante Triangle area of the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (D-ENCA), managed by the Bureau of Land Management.  The Escalante Triangle Area has been designated by BLM as a Recreation Management Zone (RMZ) with special emphasis toward development of a mountain bike trail system.

The successful applicant’s proposal will include the following:

- A summary of the applicant’s experience and qualifications for trail design.

  • A description of the methodology to be used in the design phase.
  • A monetary bid for completing a map of conceptual routes plus specific costs to add additional levels of planning to include ground proofing, GPS traces, Quick read more or view full article and flagged lines. An basic example is below:

        Map of conceptual route- $$$

        +Ground proofing- $$$

        +Ground proofing & GPS traces- $$$

        +Ground proofing, GPS traces, & flagged lines- $$$

 

  • A description of the applicant’s plan to keep DAMB and COPMOBA advised of its progress           toward the completion of the project.
  • Proposed date of completion of design, no later than November 30, 2017.

 

As envisioned by COPMOBA, the project will address the following:

- A stacked trail system, with approximately 30 to 35 miles of trail within the RMZ.

- Trail design to accommodate beginner (easy), intermediate, and advanced mountain bike users.

- Inclusion of trails accessible to adaptive users.

  • Utilization of routes already designated by BLM for use by bicycle, horse or foot. (See attached map of Escalante Triangle RMZ.)
  • Co-hosting of a public input meeting with COPMOBA, DAMB and BLM to be scheduled in late August or early September at a public location in Delta to solicit ideas, preferences and other input from the general public and user groups.

Please note, COPMOBA will not provide to the contractor any insurance coverage or any additional services beyond review and comment on project needs during this period of contracted work

 

Proposals are due to Tisha McCombs, by August 1, 2017 via email at coordinator@copmoba.org. Determination and notification of award will be made by August 15, 2017.

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CO 65 Mesa North Resurfacing Project to Begin March 27

March 17, 2017

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March 16, 2015


Contact:  Tracy Trulove, CDOT Region 3 Communications Manager
(970) 384-3371 o / (970) 366-2502 c / tracy.trulove@state.co.us

 

CO 65 Mesa North resurfacing project to begin March 27

Project will repair and resurface 25-Miles of Highway 65

 

MESA COUNTY– The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Elam Construction are scheduled to begin work on the CO 65 Mesa North Resurfacing Project on March 27, 2017. The $5.4 million project involves the infrastructure highway maintenance of a 25-mile stretch along CO 65, located east of Grand Junction within the Plateau Canyon and the Grand Mesa, between Mile Point (MP) 36 and MP 61.4.

In addition to the highway surface maintenance, the completed stretch will receive new guardrails, bridge repair and Quick read more or view full article pavement markings. The Town of Mesa will also benefit from the operation, receiving upgraded ADA compliant curb ramps. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-September 2017.

"The safety measures are designed to balance tourist traffic with much-needed road maintenance that can only be completed during the summer season,” says CDOT Resident Engineer Rob Beck. “The local community’s understanding is greatly appreciated.”
 

ROADWAY PHASES: Construction crews are planning to use three resurfacing methods on the project: asphalt overlay, milling/overlay and chip seal. Generally, the overlay portion will be between I-70 and the town of Mesa.  Milling and overlay will be done in the town of Mesa so that the finished surface matches existing curbs and other roadway features. Chip seal, designed to patch and seal cracks in the road and extend the life of the asphalt, will occur from MP 36 to MP 48. Pilot car operations are expected to begin in June.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Due to significant construction activity, motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. There will periodically be single lane closures of up to two miles in length on the two-lane highway, allowing only one direction of traffic to move through the construction area at a time. The pilot car will safely guide motorists through the construction area. Once the pilot car leads one group of traffic through the construction zone, it will turn around and guide the next set of traffic through the zone. This process will be repeated throughout project working hours.

Speed will be reduced to 35 mph in the active work zone and a width restriction of 12 feet will be enforced. Up to three separate locations along the 25-mile project may be impacted simultaneously on a daily basis.

STAY INFORMED: If you have questions or comments, please contact the project team by phone at 970.724.4244 or by email at CO65Mesa@PublicInfoTeam.com.

Information will be updated weekly regarding these restrictions and any traffic holds can be found in CDOT’s weekly lane closure reports: https://www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.
 

Tracy Trulove
Communications Manager Region 3 

970.384.3371  |  C 970.366.2502  |  F 970.947.5133
202 Centennial St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
tracy.trulove@state.co.us  |  www.codot.gov  |  www.cotrip.org



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2017 La Sal Loop Road Construction Road Closures and Delays

March 14, 2017

The La Sal Loop Road near Moab will be undergoing construction this summer and portions of it will be closed, including a section used by the Kokopelli Trail. The following is from the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab/Monticello Ranger District:

Below is a detailed time line for roadway closures for the project duration. Map of defining the road closures for the project is attached.

Sept. 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017, the road will be closed from 325+00 (Castle Valley Overlook) to 415+00 (Miners Basin Road) to facilitate MSE wall work. This section of road will not be open for public travel at any time from September 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017. 

During the week expect up to 30 minute delays if using the northern portion of the La Sal Loop Road between the Gateway Road and Miners Basin Road. 

May 1, 2017 to project completion, the road may be closed from stations 210+00 (Sand Quick read more or view full article Flats Road) to 660+29.14 (Gateway Road) Monday (6 a.m.) through Friday (6 p.m.). The roadway is Open to public traffic every weekend (6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday) and holidays during this time period. Use Sand Flat Road as a detour for public traffic. The Sand Flat Road will be used while La Sal Mountain Loop Road is closed.

From May 1, 2017 – Nov. 1, 2017, Delays of up to 30 minutes possible during the week between stations 11+50 (Mill Creek Bridge/Oowah Lake Road) to 210+00 (Sand Flats Road)

Access to Warner Lake and Oowah Lake Campgrounds from the south end of the Loop Road will be possible during the week with delays up to 30 minutes and with no restrictions on weekends. (Friday 6 PM to Monday 6 AM)

Closures apply to all access including bicycles. The La Sal Loop road crossing of the Whole Enchilada Trail at will remain open to bikes at all times.

Please call the Moab/Monticello Ranger Station for updates on the project and closures dates.





 

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Coordinator Position Closes Today 5pm

March 7, 2017
All letters of interest and resumes for the Coordinator position must be submitted by 5pm today. Thank you for your interest. 
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