Woodgate Road Improvements

The City of Montrose, in partnership with engineering consultant Drexel, Barrell & Company, recently completed design work for the widening of Woodgate Road between the Ogden roundabout and Oxbow Drive.  An open house on September 10 allowed the public to get an overview of the final design, along with details about the construction phase that will begin in early 2016.

The roadway design includes one through lane in each direction, dedicated bike lanes, a shared center turn lane, a new right turn lane into Wal-Mart’s northern entrance, and sidewalks down both sides of the roadway.  Various landscaping, utility, and stormwater drainage improvements are also included in the project plan. 

The goal of the project is to improve vehicular and pedestrian mobility and safety through this corridor in anticipation of the Montrose Recreation District’s new Community Recreation Center (CRC) that is scheduled to open in late 2016.   Roadway construction, expected to take approximately six months to complete, is scheduled to take place at the same time as construction of the CRC, thus limiting traffic impacts and noise associated with both projects.  The timing will also allow the roadway to be finished and ready for traffic once the CRC opens its doors.   
Woodgate Road will be closed to through traffic between the roundabout and Oxbow Drive throughout construction.  The back entrance to Wal-Mart will remain open for delivery traffic and the roundabout will remain open throughout the project.  The intersection of Oxbow and Woodgate will remain open through the majority of construction and will only be closed when absolutely necessary.