Sign a beam for the new Clifton Branch Library!

A grid of rebar sits atop a vapor barrier, with a portion of finished concrete foundation in the background.

Rebar and vapor barrier for the main foundation await the pouring of concrete as part of the new Clifton Branch Library project. (Photos on this page by Jennifer Deering, Mesa County Libraries)

The new Clifton Branch is taking shape, and Mesa County Libraries invite community members to make their name part of the new building!

A public beam-signing celebration is set for 2:45-3:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, where the community is invited to stop by and sign a steel beam that will become part of the building. The beam-signing celebrates the completion of the new library’s concrete foundation and the raising of the steel structure. The new Clifton Branch is located at 3270 D 1/2 Road, next to Rocky Mountain Elementary School.

During the school day on Jan. 20, students from the school will visit the new library site to sign the beam. Then at 2:45 p.m., community members will have an opportunity to sign the beam and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. We invite everyone to stop by, learn more about the Clifton Branch Project, and celebrate the library’s construction progress.

With only a few minor delays in the last months of 2022, general contractor FCI is making steady progress on the building. The project is close to the original construction schedule. Concrete for the first half of the library’s foundation was poured at the end of December, and the second half was scheduled to be poured this week. 

Steel beams for the building’s structure also were scheduled for delivery this week, with construction on the building itself to begin Jan. 9, following inspections of the concrete foundation.

The branch is scheduled to open in August 2023.

For more information about the project or to find out how you can help support the Clifton Branch Project, please visit the project webpage or contact Interim Development Director Ami Schiffbauer at 970-683-2438.

A construction worker sits on a machine atop a flat concrete foundation.

A finishing pro from Mays Concrete drives a power trowel over the freshly poured main concrete foundation slab at the new Clifton Branch.

Several construction workers use hand-held tools to smooth a flat slab of concrete.

A finishing crew from Mays Concrete uses hand trowels to smooth and blend the edges of freshly poured concrete on a new slab for the new Clifton Branch.

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