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Posted on: November 29, 2019

City, Hispanic Affairs Project to Present Photovoice Project

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose in partnership with the Hispanic Affairs Project invites the public to attend the opening of the Tortilla Flats Neighborhood Photovoice Project; a collection of photographs produced by the residents living in the Tortil...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Community Invited to Holiday Celebrations

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Montrose, CO — As the holiday season approaches, City of Montrose staff is double-checking a robust list of activities as preparations continue on a wide variety of upcoming community-related celebrations. 

The holiday season begins with the annua...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Bell Appointed to ICMA's Governmental Affairs & Policy Committee

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has earned representation on the International City/County Management Association's Governmental Affairs & Policy Committee with City Manager Bill Bell's appointment to the committee last month. 

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

City Earns Opportunity Zone Marketing Grant

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected to receive $10,000 from the Colorado Department of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to market the “Montrose, CO Opportunity Zone Prospectus: Invitation to Invest...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

GOCO Connect Trail Project On Track To Open in 2019, Grand Opening Set for Spring 2020

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose are on track to complete the construction of the GOCO Connect Initiative recreation trail by the end of 2019. Once completed, the trail will be open to the public and a grand opening ce...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Potato Growers Building Granted Historic Property Designation

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Montrose, CO — The City Council voted unanimously to designate the century-old; Potato Growers Association building located at 39 West Main Street as a historic property. The building is now the second historic structure to be added to the city&...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

City Awarded Additional Grant Money For River Restoration Project

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Montrose, CO — Earlier this month the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) approved the City of Montrose’s grant request of $60,000 from the State Basin Fund and $40,000 from the Gunnison Basin Roundtable through the Water Supply Reserve Fund at their...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Hall Added to City's Historic Register

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Montrose, CO — As a fitting inauguration of the City of Montrose's Historic Register of Historic Places, City Councilors Tuesday approved the designation of the Montrose City Hall, located at 433 South First Street, as a historic property. It is...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City of Montrose Opens Roundabout at Miami and Hillcrest

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is pleased to announce the opening of the new roundabout at the intersection of Miami Road and Hillcrest Drive. In addition to the new roundabout, contractors have also completed an asphalt overlay of Hillcres...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Staff Meet with White House Officials Regarding Opportunity Zones

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Denver, CO — In it’s continuing efforts to stay at the forefront of Opportunity Zone initiatives in Colorado, the City of Montrose sent its director of business innovation and tourism, Chelsea Rosty to an exclusive meeting with White H...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Councilors Approve Language For Fall Police Ballot Measure

Montrose, CO — By unanimous vote, Montrose City Councilors have approved ballot language for this fall's Public Safety Sales Tax, PSST, increase to fund Montrose Police Department's ability to hire additional officers and to construct a new poli...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Crosswalk Improvements Funded for Main and Uncompahgre Intersection

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected by LiveWell Colorado to receive $5,000 for crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue. The city applied for LiveWell’s HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Cities a...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

City To Begin Reconstruction of Riverbottom Drive

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose will start the reconstruction of Riverbottom Drive on Monday, August 26. This project will include a waterline extension, piping of the existing stormwater and irrigation ditch, widening of the r...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Uncompahgre River Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

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Montrose City Councilors approved funds Tuesday to replace the nearly 60-year-old pedestrian bridge used to cross the Uncompahgre River near Ogden Road. Work to replace the bridge will begin this month. 

For decades two rail cars spanning the Unco...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Montrose Post Office Renamed For Sgt. David Kinterknecht

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Montrose, CO — A United States Postal Service facility in Montrose is now known as the Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office Building following a renaming ceremony held Thursday honoring the Montrose Police Department's fallen officer.&nbs...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Cedar Creek Cemetery Study Complete, Burial Plots Located

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Montrose, CO — A noninvasive study of a section of Cedar Creek Cemetery using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has been completed, giving City of Montrose administrators a better understanding of burial record keeping and future availability of gr...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Kuczmarski Receives Safety Champion Award

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Montrose, CO — City of Montrose Safety Coordinator Lisa Kuczmarski was awarded the 2018 Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) Safety Champion Award during the CIRSA general membership meeting held Tuesday, June 18, in Breckenridge.

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Posted on: June 22, 2019

Bynum Elected To Colorado Municipal League Executive Board

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Montrose, CO — City of Montrose Mayor Pro-Tem, Barbara Bynum was elected to the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board Thursday, June 20, at the organization’s annual conference in Breckenridge. Bynum joins 20 other Colorado e...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

New Animal Control Regulations Take Effect Following Changes

Montrose, CO — Following recent changes to the City of Montrose's code regarding animal control regulations, the staff at the Montrose Animal Shelter want to remind residents of the changes and how they may impact area pet owners. 

On May 21, memb...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

City Begins Comprehensive Plan Revision By Seeking Public Input

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Montrose, CO — During a pair of public kickoff meetings this week, city planners and administrators began gathering citizen input as the City of Montrose embarks on a community engagement process that is essential to creating the city’s revised Comprehens...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Compiles Public Input Received via Interactive Map and Workshops

Montrose residents provided a wide variety of ideas and comments via workshops and an online interactive map throughout the summer and fall, providing valuable feedback about what's working and what's needed for the future growth and development of Montro...

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Comprehensive Plan Updates
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Survey Results Provide Insights to Future Vision, Goals, and Recommendations

The goal of the city's Community Kick-Off Meetings, the first public events for the Envision 2040 Montrose Comprehensive Plan process, was to gather input on community vision and values. After the meetings, an online survey was created to provide addition...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

City Releases Draft of Existing Conditions Report

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The Existing Conditions Report is one of the core elements in developing the City of Montrose Comprehensive Plan. It is part of the Phase 1, "Initial Assesment" portion of the Comprehensive Plan process and provides the background and baseline d...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Public Invited to Submit Comments via Interactive Map by October 31

Montrose residents who were unable to attend the Comprehensive Plan workshops are encouraged to submit their ideas and comments via an online interactive map. Denizens who have attended are also invited to submit additional feedback using the map. Input v...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for the Downtown Workshop on October 8

Have ideas for planning the future of the downtown business district? Then we have the perfect workshop for you!

The next community outreach event in the Comprehensive Plan development process will focus on the Downtown Business District and developing a v...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Interactive Map Provides New Avenue for Public Input

This summer, the city is holding a series of community workshops for the Comprehensive Plan to gather feedback on what's working and what's needed for the future growth and development of Montrose. During these workshops, participants will be working in s...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Community Encouraged to Participate in Next Set of Workshops

Participation in the first three community workshops has been strong, providing valuable public feedback on housing & neighborhoods, transportation & mobility, and land use & growth. City leadership is looking forward to continued interest and...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Community Workshop Dates Announced

An upcoming series of workshops will provide abundant opportunities for community involvement in the city's Comprehensive Plan revision process. Each workshop will focus on specific elements of the Plan as follows:

  • July 22 - Housing & Neighborhoods
  • July...
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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Online Survey Now Available in Spanish

As an additional means of gathering input from residents about their vision and values for the community, the city has prepared a Spanish version of the survey released last week. The survey complements a Spanish language kick-off meeting that was held on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Residents Encouraged to Take Online Survey Following Initial Public Meetings

During a pair of public kick-off meetings on June 11 and 13, city planners and administrators began gathering citizen input as the City of Montrose embarks on a community engagement process that is essential to creating the city’s revised Comprehensive Pl...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Community Kick-Off Meetings

The City of Montrose will host the initial community kick-off meetings for the Comprehensive Plan development process in June. The first kick-off meeting will be Tuesday, June 11 at Columbine Middle School (610 York Street) from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The meeting...

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News Flash

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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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Rio Grande Closure

Beginning Tuesday, November 19th, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin installing a new storm drain under Rio Grande Avenue at Riverbottom Drive. Rio Grande will be closed to all through traffic at Riverbottom Drive for the duration of ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Ogden Road Sewer Line

Beginning Wednesday, November 6, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin installing a new sewer main line along Ogden Road, west of Townsend Avenue. During the initial phase of construction, the current trailhead access located at the west...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Otter Road Update

Otter Road patching and road widening was able to be completed during the last weather window. Due to weather restrictions, final overlay has been postponed. City staff will continue to monitor the weather. If a window presents itself the City will work w...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Otter Road

Beginning Thursday, October 24th, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin resurfacing Otter Road between Townsend Avenue and Woodgate Road. Otter Road will be closed to all through traffic throughout construction. Access for resid...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Roundabout Open to Public

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With the completion of signs and striping, the intersection of Miami Road and Hillcrest Drive is now open to the public. 

Shoulder work will continue as final landscaping and general site restoration is completed. Please respect all active work ar...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Chip Sealing

Beginning Monday, September 23rd, contractors working for the City will begin chip sealing roads previously patched and crack sealed earlier this summer. See below for the anticipated schedule. Roads will be reduced to a single lane of t...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

South Cascade Construction

Beginning Wednesday, September 18th, contractors working for the City will begin resurfacing Cascade Avenue between Main Street and South Second Street. Work will include patching failed sections of pavement, removing and replacing the top surface of asph...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Roundabout Set to Open

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With asphalt paving complete at the Miami-Hillcrest roundabout, the project is on schedule to re-open to traffic the evening of Wednesday September 18th.  All that remains to be completed prior to opening is the pouring of some additional sidewal...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Riverbottom Drive Construction

CITY OF MONTROSE TO BEGIN RECONSTRUCTION OF RIVERBOTTOM DRIVE

 

Contractors working for the City of Montrose will start reconstruction of Riverbottom Drive on Monday August 26, 2019.  This project will include a waterline extension, piping...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

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Roundabout continues to move forward with every concrete pour. Monday brought the final pour for the interior island. 

A second concrete crew has been brought in to assist with completing concrete placement as quickly as possible. The major work f...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

N 5th Construction

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With the completion of curb and gutter, asphalt paving is soon to follow. 

Completion of asphalt pavement is currently planned for this coming week just in time for the beginning of the school year at Northside Elementary. 

Final cleanup, ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

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This week brought great progress with concrete prep and placement being the primary area of focus. With the completion of the splitter islands and the start of the center island, the roundabout is quickly coming to life with every additional concrete pour...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

North 5th Street Construction

Construction has begun on N 5th between Townsend Avenue and Park Avenue. The project includes multiple aspects including waterline replacement, curb and gutter replacement, and asphalt replacement. 

The first phase currently underway includes the ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that the Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Construction Project has reached a significant milestone: completion of all below-ground utilities. This utility work included the under-grounding of existing overhead power a...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

6300 Road Patching

Beginning Monday, June 17th, a daytime closure to through traffic on 6300 Road between Townsend Ave and Jig Road will occur. Contractors will be removing and replacing failed sections of pavement along 6300 Road.  Later in the summer, this road w...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Waterline Construction on Hillcrest Drive

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Waterline construction ahead of the planned mill and overlay of Hillcrest Drive hits a major milestone with the completion of the Fairview Place connection. Prior to replacing the waterline under Hillcrest Drive between Sunnyside Road and Miami Road, a se...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

Over the last several weeks the contractor has completed all waterline tie ins and valve insertions necessary to isolate the project area and has completed nearly all of the mainline waterline construction.  Most of the power and comm utility rel...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Nevada Street Work

Montrose, CO — Contractors hired by the City of Montrose will begin roadwork along South Nevada Avenue between Main Street and South 3rd Street on Thursday, May 23.  Contractors will be removing and replacing existing asphalt pavement a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2019

Roundabout construction well underway

Roundabout construction well underway.  Work this week included removal of the existing asphalt, more utility relocations, a sewer line reconstruction, and irrigation delivery improvements.

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Connect Trail Taking Shape

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The northern reach of the Connect Trail is quickly taking shape. With the placement of close to a half mile of concrete trail between North 9th Street and the northern trailhead at Tributary Street it is easy to feel the comfort afforded and the usability...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Closure

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Contractors working for the City of Montrose will be closing the intersection of Miami Road and Hillcrest Drive beginning Monday April 22 for construction of the new roundabout. The closure is expected to last through September.  Local access for...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Connect Trail Begins To Place Concrete

Western Gravel Constructors has started to pour concrete at the northern end of the new Connect Initiative Recreation Trail.  Concrete pours will continue to progress south towards the West Main trailhead where work has also started on excavation...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Work on Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout to Begin

Contractors working for the City of Montrose are scheduled to mobilize and begin construction work on the Miami-Hillcrest roundabout on Monday April 1st.  The first several weeks of construction will take place in shoulder areas of the roadway an...

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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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