Craig briefs: Construction on road to Elkhead Reservoir |

Craig briefs: Construction on road to Elkhead Reservoir

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department plans to begin repair and construction work Monday on a damaged portion of the road to Elkhead Reservoir.

More than 50 feet of Routt County Road 86, which starts where Moffat County Road 29 ends at the county line, fell off the eastern embankment earlier this year.

Paul Draper, Routt County road and bridge director, said crews from Grand Junction-based GeoStabilization will have to close the road entirely during some of the first two weeks of repairs, after which there shouldn’t be any more complete closures.

The road will be open without delays from 7 to 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. every Monday through Friday, as well as on weekends.

During weekdays, crews will need to close both lanes for brief stretches but will pause from time to time to let traffic through.

Draper said delays should not exceed 40 minutes.

Early library closures planned for Thursday

The Moffat County Libraries will close early Thursday. The Craig branch will close at 5 p.m. and the Maybell branch will close at 4 p.m., library officials reported.

Section 8 vouchers open for applications

The Grand Junction Housing Authority plans to reopen its waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers from Aug. 10 to Sept. 11.

Agency officials said there are five open vouchers out of 72 allocated to Moffat County by the state.

Applications can be obtained from and submitted to Moffat County Social Services, 595 Breeze St.

For more information, call GJHA Housing Specialist Roberta McQuay toll-free at 1-866-883-9968, or Housing Choice Voucher Supervisor Keith Antonson at 970-245-0388, ext. 207.

Moffat County Road 41 temporarily closed

Moffat County Road 41 will be temporarily closed starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 12 for culvert replacement, the county’s road department announced Thursday. The road will reopen no later than 4 p.m. the same day.

For more information, call the road department at 824-3211.

Moffat Social Services to distribute food

Moffat County Social Services is scheduled to distribute United States Department of Agriculture commodities later this month.

Social Services will distribute from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at 595 Breeze St., in Craig. Maybell distribution takes place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at the town’s Community Center.

Dinosaur distribution takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Social Services’ office.

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