Location:Hillcrest Drive, Niagara to East Oak Grove Designer:DOWL (Montrose, CO) Contractor:Williams Construction Final Project Cost:$1.9M Completed:December 2018
During the city's capital planning efforts, the improvement/extension of Hillcrest Drive between Niagara and East Oak Grove Roads was identified as a priority project. Improvement of the Hillcrest corridor and the associated reduction in traffic congestion also aligned with priorities identified in the 2016 Community Survey, recommendations in the city’s Comprehensive Plan, and widening of East Oak Grove Road between Townsend Avenue and Bear Lake Drive. The city’s sanitary sewer master plan also identified the need to re-route flows from an existing sewer main located in Pavilion Drive over to the Hillcrest alignment in order to address sewer line capacity issues.
The City of Montrose awarded a contract to construct these projects, collectively titled the Hillcrest Extension and Sanitary Sewer Construction Project in March 2018. The project constructed approximately one mile of 15-inch sanitary sewer pipeline, extended Hillcrest approximately 2,000 feet from Sunrise Drive to East Oak Grove Road, and widened sidewalks between Niagara and Sunrise Drive. The roadway extension includes new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, stormwater collection and treatment systems, street lighting, a waterline extension, and landscaping improvements.