TRS managed the right of way efforts, as a sub-consultant to the design engineer. The Project had joint participation between Mesa County and the City of Grand Junction along the east/west line of demarcation between these political subdivisions. In an attempt to make this Project “stimulus ready”, all of the local processes mirrored the federal processes prescribed within the Uniform Act, although ARRA funding was ultimately not attained. This Project included the acquisition of 65 parcels, the displacement of two (2) single family residences, relocation of a billboard, and the bi-section of a large farm equipment sales yard.
TRS coordinated and subcontracted appraisals, and coordinated all real property closings associated with the Project between the clients, owners and Title Company. Noteworthy accomplishments included outreach meetings with property owners after a significant revision late in the design phase, resulting in a residential displacement. TRS coordinated Mesa County’s effort to obtain easement vacations from Grand Valley Irrigation. The Project included an aerial crossing of the UPRR tracks.