- Project Designer: City of Montrose Engineering Department
- Contractor: Mountain Valley Contracting (Grand Junction, CO)
- Final Construction Cost: $1.3M
- Completed: May 2022
The City of Montrose Utility Department owns and operates several miles of sanitary sewer and water utilities within the Townsend Avenue (US550) right of way. Select reaches of the water utility within Townsend Avenue were over 50 years old, had reached the end of their useful life, and were in need of replacement. Furthermore, many of the sanitary sewer manhole lids within Townsend Avenue had also reached the end of their useful life or had sunken excessively below the adjacent pavement.
In response to these issues, the city replaced select reaches of waterline and rebuilt the tops of all sanitary sewer manholes on Townsend Avenue within the project extents shown in the accompanying overview drawing. This work was performed prior to and in anticipation of a 2.5-inch mill and overlay project performed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in the summer of 2022.