Update at 4:25pm
The Grand Junction Police Department Bomb Squad was able to open the suspicious item using render safe techniques so bomb technicians could see inside. After examining it, the bomb technicians determined it was not an explosive device, and instead was likely a piece of equipment used by workers in the energy industry.
Thank you for your patience as the emergency personnel worked to ensure the safety of those driving through this area.
Below are several images of one of the bomb technicians investigating the item.