We have seen the work being done for weeks and the Grand Junction City Information Facebook page just made it final... the new Stocker Stadium track is now open to the public. It was about six weeks ago that we told you about the track replacement project, and the work is now done.

The goal was always to have the job completed by mid to late May and the improvements have been made on schedule. The old track was installed in 2002 and over the years had shown wear and tear as all things do as they are used frequently.

Usually, this time of year the track is packed with Western Slope residents getting some exercise so I am certain that many people will be excited about this news. The Stocker Stadium track will resume its normal time being open to the public Monday through Friday.

The new track is expected to last between 12 and 15 years, and the total cost for the project was in the ballpark of $340,000.

With this new track just opening up I'm sure it will be busy throughout the summer, at least for the next few weeks as people want to check it out. It's amazing how much nicer it is to exercise on a new track compared to one that has been worn out for years.

Make sure you share this information with all of your exercise buddies to let them know we have a brand new track in Grand Junction!

Check out the video of how nice this track is...

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