2014 Projects

Montrose Water Sports Park
Montrose is soon to have its very own whitewater park, thanks in part to a $259,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), obtained in partnership with the Montrose Recreation District. 

The park has been designed with all citizens in mind – from ankle waders to expert kayakers. It will include six drop structures, terraced spectating areas, and beach areas. Fish habitat mitigation upstream of the fishing pier in Riverbottom Park and construction of soft-surface trails around the McNeil Fields and concrete trail adjacent to the Ute Fields have been completed. 

Design work and the required permitting for the park have been completed, clearing the way for construction of the whitewater park itself.  Construction of the river structures is quickly progressing toward completion in early 2015. Learn more ...

Water Meter Replacement
In 2013, the Public Works department completed a pilot program to convert a portion of the City’s water meters to an automatic meter reading infrastructure. Following a successful completion of the pilot program, the City Council approved a plan to expand the project to include the City’s entire meter reading infrastructure. Total project budget is $585,000.  

South Townsend Sidewalks 
Construction of new sidewalks along the east side of South Townsend Avenue will greatly improve pedestrian access. The project area will stretch from Woodgate Road to Walmart. The project will be completed in 2015. CDOT's Gunnison Valley Transportation Planning Region will provide $300,000 to the project and the city will provide $75,000 in matching funds.

South Cascade Pedestrian Plaza
Colorado Mesa University (CMU), in cooperation with both the City and County of Montrose, has begun the process of removing a portion of Cascade Avenue between South Second and Third Streets to create a new pedestrian plaza. The pedestrian plaza will link the CMU's Montrose campus, located inside the Montrose Regional Library, with their administration building at the northeast corner of Cascade Avenue and Third Street.

Selig Paving
This project will construct roadway improvements on North Selig Avenue between North First and North Second Streets. The project will include installation of asphalt pavement, storm drain piping and catch basins, limited waterline replacement, new signage, and concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalks within the project area. 

Sunnyside/Mesa Sewer Project
Expansion and improvement of the City’s sewer infrastructure will continue along Sunnyside Road and Mesa Avenue with the replacement of 6,000 feet of undersized sewer line.  Work began in January under a contract that was $130,000 below the estimated cost of $1.8 million.  Work is on schedule for completion in April.

All Points Transit Transfer Station
All Points Transit (APT) received a grant to build a drop off/pick up site on a City-owned lot on South Second Street, just west of Uncompahgre Avenue. In 2013 the City constructed curb, gutter, driveways, and some sidewalk along South Second and paved the street from Cascade Avenue to Uncompahgre Avenue. The City will finish construction in 2014 by installing a decorative concrete buffer strip, trees, and lights. The Transfer Station includes a raised concrete median and bus shelter to protect awaiting passengers, reconfigured striping, and surface treatments.

Public Facilities
In 2011, a facility condition assessment identified several areas within City facilities that need to be upgraded. A total of $202,160 has been included in the 2014 budget to address the priority projects from the study.

Recently Completed Projects
One of the city's financial priorities is to substantially increase the funding set aside for key capital improvement projects. The city also actively pursues grant funding as a tool for enhancing project funds.  Capital projects associated with water and sewer infrastructure are funded under their respective enterprise funds.