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Posted on: February 11, 2019

City Offices to Close On Presidents Day

Montrose, CO — In observance of Presidents Day, City Hall, Municipal Court, Animal Shelter, Visitor Center, City Shop, Montrose Pavilion, Black Canyon Golf Course and Police Department will close Monday, February 18. 

Police department offices wil...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Applicants For DDA Board Sought

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is accepting applications for two vacant positions on the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors.

Each appointed member of the DDA Board must reside, be a business lessee, or own real property ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Councilors Approve Ordinances To Limit Underage Vaporizer Use

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors have approved a pair of changes to the city's Municipal Code prohibiting the use of personal vaporizers in public and underage possession of tobacco and cannabis-related products used in vaporizers. The actions were taken to...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Councilors Considering Contract To Add Riverwood Subdivision To City Water Supply

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors are considering a proposal to supply municipal water to the Riverwood Subdivision to improve the quality of life of the subdivision’s residents after homeowners there deemed their existing private-well wa...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Public Safety Committee Begins Task Of Studying Police Department Operations

By William Woody

City of Montrose 

Montrose, CO — With a clear goal of determining how to build better law enforcement services within the city, 15 members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) gathered for their inaugural meeting...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

City Nets $400,000 For River Improvements, Fishing Habitat Development

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected to receive $400,000 from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) through the Colorado Watershed Restoration Program for improvements on the Uncompahgre River.

The grant funds will be used to begin ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Portion of Miami Road To Close For Waterline Work

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose will be closing Miami Road to through traffic in the 6800 block starting Tuesday, January 29, to allow for the installation of a new 24-inch waterline. 

Miami Road will be open ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

City, County Partner To Promote Opportunity In Montrose

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose, in partnership with Montrose County, has been selected to receive $25,000 from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to develop an opportunity zone prospectus to attract new investment in and around the Montr...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Montrose On Cusp Of Becoming A Manufacturing Destination

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Montrose, CO — Can Montrose become the epicenter of small outdoor retail manufacturing in Western Colorado? With high-speed internet and worker training, experts in outdoor manufacturing say... yes.

City of Montrose staff joined members of Region...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Recognizes Employees for Outstanding Service

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose recently celebrated the great public service work done in 2018 at the city’s annual employee banquet held at the Montrose Pavilion. 

Each year senior city administration highlights the work a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

New Riverbottom Restroom Facility Now Open

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Montrose, CO — New restrooms constructed in Riverbottom Park are now open for public use. A grand opening for the facility is planned for February 5 at 3 p.m.

New picnic tables, sunshades, patio lighting, and landscaping pieces will be i...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Sculptures Committee Asks Council For Help To Preserve Downtown Art

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Montrose, CO — Following a year-long local fundraising campaign that has collected over $130,000, members of the Save the Sculptures for Montrose Committee are seeking help from City Councilors to preserve two large bronze sculptures located in downtown.

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Colorado Outdoors Plat Approved By Council

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Montrose, CO — Montrose City Councilors have approved the final plat of the Colorado Outdoors development, opening new investment opportunities for developers and businesses looking to expand in Montrose. 

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Public Works Updates Snow and Ice Removal Plan

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Montrose, CO — A revised plan for snow and ice removal this winter outlines priorities for maintaining safe street conditions and details new efficiencies in coordinated operations with Montrose County. 

Snow and ice removal operations within the ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Bell Receives ICMA Manager Accreditation

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Montrose, CO — Montrose City Manager Bill Bell recently received the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Credentialed Manager, (ICMA-CM) designation for his civic leadership and continued efforts to raise the qual...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Path Cleared for Construction of Connect Trail

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Montrose, CO — Funds for the construction of over two miles of new recreation trail connecting the northern and southern ends of the City of Montrose were approved Tuesday evening and City Councilors awarded over $3 million in contracts for the ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Economic Study Breaks Down Regional Impacts

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose and the Colorado Flights Alliance recently commissioned a study of the regional economy to more fully understand and track the economic interrelations in the tri-county region of Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

City Receives GOCO Funds For Invasive Species Work

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has once again been selected by the Colorado Youth Corps Association and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to receive three weeks of work from the Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) to assist with the city’s ongoin...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

City Earns Funds For Restoration Strategy For Historic Jail

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Montrose, CO — The city has been awarded funds to take the first step toward preserving the original Montrose County Jail. The city's vision for the jail, a brief home to the infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy, is to preserve the interior of the building and r...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Montrose Police Fill Commander Positions

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Montrose, CO — The Montrose Police Department announced today the promotion of two officers from among its ranks to fill the commander positions left vacant following Commander Blaine Hall’s promotion to Police Chief and Commander Gene Lillard’s election ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Montrose Post Office Renamed for Sergeant David Kinterknecht

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Montrose, CO — The Montrose Post Office could be known moving forward as the “Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office” in tribute to “a great police officer, sergeant, family man, and father.” 

Sgt. Kinterknecht, a Montrose Police Department offic...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

City Earns 2018 Governor’s Healthy Community Award

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been awarded the 2018 Governor’s Healthy Community Award for its continued dedication to healthy living on a community-wide scale. 

City officials were honored Thursday at LiveWell’s Healthy Eating Active Li...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Council to Consider Vaping Ordinance Aimed at Protecting Area Youth

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Montrose, CO — Citing public health safety, City Councilors are considering a change to the Municipal Code that would prohibit the underage use of personal vaporizers in public, in an attempt to prevent area youth from becoming addicted to nicotine while ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

City Applies For Grant To Curb Black Market Marijuana Operations

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has decided to pursue a grant with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, DOLA, to help cover costs associated with the investigation and prosecution of black market marijuana production. 

City Councilors app...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

City Receives Funds to Improve Cemetery Records, Knowledge

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose's State Historical Fund grant application for approximately $10,000 to conduct ground penetrating radar assessments at Cedar Creek Cemetery has been approved for funding. 

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) will be ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Hillcrest Drive Extension Now Open To The Public

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Montrose, CO — For the past ten years, City Councilor Judy Ann Files has been working to extend Hillcrest Drive between Sunrise Drive and East Oak Grove to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Now, her efforts and those of many others who have work...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

New Playground Completed at Columbine Campus

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Montrose, CO — For the first time in the history of the Columbine Middle School campus, the school will have a playground. The new playground facility became a reality this year after the school was awarded a $110,000 grant from Great Outdoor Colorado’s (...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

City of Montrose Partners With Montrose Urban Renewal Authority Group

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MONTROSE, CO – The City of Montrose, in partnership with the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA), announced last week the successful approval of an $800,000 loan from the City for permanent on-site improvements within the Colorado Outdoors Project, (C...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

DelPiccolo To Serve As President Of State's Municipal Clerks Association

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Montrose, CO – City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo has begun her term as president of the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, (CMCA) after serving as vice president for that organization since October 2017. 

DelPiccolo was officially sworn in Oct. 18, f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Seven Appointed to City’s New Historic Preservation Commission

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors welcomed seven members to the City’s new Historic Preservation Commission appointing them to three-year terms to study matters related to historic preservation efforts within the city. 

Montrose area residents Ian At...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

City Partners with Botanical Society to Develop Gardens

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose is partnering with the Montrose Botanical Society (MBS) to apply for a grant for $53,025 to help develop the Montrose Botanical Gardens Master Plan, and supporting construction plans for the remaining 2.3-acres of undev...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Councilors Ink Ordinance Allowing New Cable Television Service In Montrose

Montrose, CO – City Councilors approved a new ordinance to allow DMEA Utilities Services the ability to provide cable television service within the City of Montrose. 

DMEA Utilities Services, LLC (DMEAUS) is a locally owned subsidiary of Delta-Mon...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Council Approves Funds To Replace 6800 Road Waterline

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors voted to approve funds Tuesday to replace a waterline off 6800 Road with a new, larger line capable of supporting continued growth in the City. 

The total amount approved for the Waterline Replacement Project is $662...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Commander Blaine Hall Selected As Next Montrose Police Chief

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that Commander Blaine Hall will serve as Montrose’s next police chief beginning November 2. Hall will replace retiring Police Chief Tom Chinn, who is leaving after 45 years of dedicated service to...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

CDOT Updates Councilors On 550 Access Control Plan

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Montrose, CO – Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation delivered an update to the City Council Monday, focusing on a number of issues involving safety improvements and growth along the U.S. Highway 550 corridor south of Montrose. CD...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Councilors Hear Update on Effort to Save Iconic Downtown Sculptures

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Montrose, CO – What is the value of public art in Montrose? City councilors and staff debated the question Monday during their work session with members of the "Save the Montrose Sculptures” committee, a local group with a mission to retain two large...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

City Adds Historic Preservation Ordinance

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Montrose, CO – The city has updated its municipal code after councilors unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday designed to give owners of historic downtown buildings the choice to pursue historic designation for their properties. This allows the cit...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Citizens in 2016: Street Maintenance Highest Priority for City

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Montrose, CO – The city takes citizen feedback seriously. In 2016, the city conducted its "Community Survey" asking residents where city services could be improved. The highest priority from those results was street maintenance. Residents can se...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Councilors Refine Alcohol Ordinance To Allow Restaurants To Open Near Schools

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Montrose, CO – In an effort to promote local business the City Council has opted out of an existing state statute that prohibits alcohol from being served for "on-premise consumption" within 500 feet of a school campus, as that boundary can limi...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Jan. 2019 Project Update - Colorado Outdoors Plat Approved By Council

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Montrose City Councilors have approved the final design plat of the Colorado Outdoors development, opening investment to over 160 acres for developers and businesses looking to expand in Montrose.

With unanimous council approval, 164 acres of proposed deve...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Project Update - August 14, 2018

Work is currently focused on completion of curb, gutter, and sidewalks as well as the installation of dry utilities (power, communications, and natural gas). Paving of streets within the project area is scheduled for mid-October.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Project Update - January 8, 2018

Construction of the MURA’s Phase I Public Infrastructure Project is underway. During this phase, contractors will construct approximately 1.5 miles of roadways and utilities within the central 40 acres of the site in support of the Colorado Outd...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 25, 2019

Portion of Miami Road to Close For Waterline Work

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose will be closing Miami Road to through traffic in the 6800 block starting Tuesday, January 29, to allow for the installation of a new 24-inch waterline. 

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Construction Starting on Connect Trail

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Montrose, CO – Construction on the northern most reach of the Connect Initiative has begun as the community anxiously awaits its benefits.

Funds for the construction of over two miles of new recreation trail connecting the northern and southern e...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

South Hillcrest Extension is Open

The City of Montose is pleased to announce that construction of the South Hillcrest Extension between Sunrise Drive and East Oak Grove road is complete and is now open to the public.  The project was completed on schedule, approximately $230,000 ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Connecting the People to their Park and Rec Project is out to Bid

The project will connect Montrose’s principal parks, trails, and recreation facilities via the community’s first two underpasses that both utilize existing bridges to safely and comfortably cross the two busiest roads in Montrose: U.S....

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

2018 MoveMo Projects Come to a Close

As the warm summer sun fades, so too does the acceptable street maintenance weather. With the recent completion of Mesa Ave, the 2018 Street Maintenance projects have come to a close for the season. After paving 6.5 miles of road, cape sealing 15 miles of...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Niagara Road Paving Complete

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September 11, 2018 - Niagara Road Paving Complete!

Good news!

Most work associated with the repaving of Niagara Road is complete and has been reopened to the public. The majority of the road striping is complete with lane symbols and crosswalks to be finish...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Niagara Road Update, Westbound lane closed during final paving

September 5, 2018 - Niagara Road Progress Update

Contractors working for the City will begin final paving of Niagara Road from Townsend to Hillcrest beginning Thursday, September 6. The westbound lane is closed from Hillcrest Drive to Townsend Ave, with lo...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Niagara Paving To Close Southbound Hillcrest

Roadwork Update: Niagara Paving To Close Southbound Hillcrest, South Rio Grande Work Continues 

Montrose, CO – Contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin paving Niagara Road this week, which will force the closure of the southbound la...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Niagara Road Closed for Asphalt Mill and Overlay Work

August 8. 2018 - Niagara Road Closed for Asphalt Mill and Overlay Work

Contractors working for the City will close Niagara Road (Townsend to Hillcrest) starting on Thursday August 9th. Contractors will be milling and patching back asphalt on the waterline ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Construction Update for the Week of 7/22

  • Park Avenue Closure. Park Avenue south of Main Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday 7/23 and remain closed for approximately two weeks to allow for the roadway to be milled and re-paved. Local residences and businesses located along So...
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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Street Work Progress Update

Ogden Road (Townsend to Woodgate Roundabout)

  • Ogden Road will be paved today and reopened to the public shortly thereafter. Business access will remain open throughout the day. Please follow posted detours.

Hillcrest Drive (Niagara to Sunnyside Roundabout)&a...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

City Roadwork Update

June 28, 2018 - Work continues on numerous fronts this next week in the City.

  • Hillcrest Drive (Niagara to Sunnyside)
    • Lane shifts along Hillcrest for asphalt milling and patching on the road shoulders
    • Lane shifts on Hillcrest at the intersection of Niagara to...
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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Cape Seal Work Begins Throughout the City

June 1, 2018 – Work continues on the Hillcrest Drive and Niagara Road fronts with new projects starting throughout the city Monday, June 4. 

Contractors working for the city will begin the cape seal process by chip sealing portions of th...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Update on Utility Work Along Hillcrest Drive

March 22, 2018 - Contractors working for the City of Montrose are continuing work to replace an aging waterline main along South Hillcrest Drive between Sunnyside Road and Niagara Road. In addition, contractors will be resurfacing asphal...

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