Have you seen this strange vehicle driving through your neighborhood? What the heck is it?!

I've seen it several times driving around Orchard Mesa.

Someone told me it's a road scanner, but I've never seen such a thing before!

Watch as he makes sure to get every inch our the dead end I live on:

What are they doing/scanning for?

Leave us a comment below and we might use it on air!

Here's what some of our listeners had to say:

One listener says it's a ROAD SNIFFER! Seriously?! Take a listen:

Sam Rainguet the Communications Manager for City of Grand Junction says,
Hey Mack, this company is doing a pavement study for us. They will drive basically every mile of City streets and once they compile all the data, they will give us a grade report. They use laser technology to measure about 12 different factors related to the quality of the road surface. We do this regularly every so many years. Nothing sinister here, in fact it is pretty interesting. They are probably done now, so the van is probably no longer out there. Thanks for checking!