- Project Designer: City of Montrose Engineering Department
- Contractor: Williams Construction (Norwood, CO)
- Final Construction Cost: $2.6M
- Completed: November 2022
The City of Montrose Water Master Plan calls for the installation of a 24-inch diameter transmission line starting at the connection point with Project 7 at Highway 50 near Miami Road and ultimately running to the Sunshine Road Water Tank just south of Brown Ranch Subdivision. In line with this plan, the city has upsized approximately 1.2 miles of existing lines over the past several years, coming down Miami Road and turning south to Sunnyside Road along the 6800 alignment. This project was a continuation of these efforts with the installation of a new 1.8-mile-long waterline from the intersection of 6800 and Sunnyside Roads south to the intersection of East Oak Grove and 6700 Roads.
The new line runs along open fields, rights of way, open space areas, and through the middle of Fox Park. The transmission main is a dedicated fill line for the tanks and, as a result, generally runs independent of the existing water distribution system. The line helps to ensure the water distribution system’s capacity is able to stay ahead of growth and increased water demands.