Following a pause in construction while the City waited on a third-party utility company to relocate some conflicting communication cabinets, contractors working for the City of Montrose will be resuming construction on the Woodgate Realignment project starting the week of May 2nd. The project, which will realign Woodgate Road to East Oak Grove Road in order to eliminate a bottleneck at Townsend Avenue, was approximately 75% complete near the end of 2021. However, several communication cabinets were in conflict with the new roadway and were not relocated in time for the roadway to be finished. In order to avoid a prolonged detour through the winter and the impact this would have on the motoring public, the City elected to keep the old Woodgate Road intact until cabinet relocations were complete. The utility company has made significant progress on these relocations and the City is hopeful they will be completed within the next few weeks which will allow for the new roadway to be finished and opened to the public.
Completion of the realignment project will include removal of the old roadway, installation of additional storm drain infrastructure, and completion of the unfished southern tie-in for the new roadway. During this work, the old Woodgate Road will be closed until the new, realigned roadway is completed. A detour will be set up around the project area as shown in the attached. Additional closures to through traffic will be placed at nearby neighborhood entrances in an attempt to limit shortcutting of detour traffic through these areas. Work is expected to be completed in July.
The City asks that motorists please respect all coned-off areas and not detour through residential areas. Any questions regarding the project may be directed to City Engineer Scott Murphy at (970) 901-1792. Please also visit our capital projects page at MoveMo.co for updates on this and other capital projects taking place around the City.