New Clifton Branch foundation under construction

Building foundation under construction in a field at the base of Mount Garfield

As winter settles into the Grand Valley, a mechanical crew works to install piping for plumbing and electrical components in preparation for the main foundation slab to be poured at the new Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch. (Photo by Jennifer Deering)

If you haven’t driven by the site of the new Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch near the intersection of D½ and 32½ roads recently, here’s an update of what’s been going on since we broke ground at the end of August:

  • Work on preparing the ground to start pouring concrete for the foundation progressed smoothly through September and most of October. Inclement weather at the end of October and beginning of November put construction about a week behind schedule, but the teams from FCI Constructors and Mays Concrete are working to get us back on schedule.
  • Thanks to Xcel Energy, we have temporary power at the site!
  • Work on the foundation is going well, and the site has passed all inspections so far. The foundation slab should be poured by the end of 2022.
  • We plan to host a beam-signing party in mid to late January to celebrate the completion of the foundation and the beginning of the next phase of construction: walls! More details about this celebration will be announced at the beginning of 2023.

The new Clifton Branch is expected to open in August 2023.

For more information about how you can support the new Clifton Branch with a year-end gift, visit the project webpage or call 970-683-2438.

Segments of pipe and materials such as rebar, tarps, and sandbags lie atop an area bordered by forms for concrete.

Piping segments await installation as tarps and sandbags protect newly installed rebar from looming winter weather while crews prepare the site of the new Clifton Branch Library for the eventual pouring of the main foundation slab. (Photo by Jennifer Deering)


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