Montrose City Hall

January 9, 2018

City of Montrose
Public Works
1221 6450 Rd., Montrose, CO 81401

Contact: Scott Murphy, City Engineer
970-901-1792  |   |

Construction of the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority Phase I Infrastructure Begins

Montrose, CO – On behalf of the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA), the City of Montrose is pleased to announce that construction of the MURA’s Phase I Public Infrastructure Project is underway.  

Phase I of this project will construct approximately 1.5 miles of roadways and utilities within the central 40 acres of the site in support of the Colorado Outdoors Development Project.  The construction contract for this work was awarded to a local contractor, Ridgway Valley Enterprises, through a competitive bidding process.   

Over the next several months, residents can expect to see clearing of brush and select trees from within the project area, the installation of deep utilities (storm and sanitary sewer), and the installation of off-site utilities extending as far north as LaSalle Road.  Traffic impacts will be minimal throughout this phase of the project and will generally be limited to isolated shoulder closures.  Nonetheless, the city asks that all motorists and pedestrians exercise caution near the project area and to please respect all coned-off areas. 

In addition to the Phase I Public Infrastructure Project, the city is also working on plans for the recreation trail connection from Colorado Outdoors to the Community Recreation Center and plans for fish habitat and boating improvements along the MURA’s Uncompahgre River frontage.  

Updates on all of these projects will be made available on the city’s website ( as the projects progress.  The website will also soon include a webcam where residents can view the project’s progress in real time.    

Any questions regarding these projects may be directed to City Engineer Scott Murphy at 970-901-1792.  Email to receive project updates directly via email.

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