Townsend Ave Utility Replacements

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  • Project Award: September 2021
  • Est. Completion Date: April 2022

Project Team

  • Project Designer: City of Montrose Engineering Department
  • Construction Contractor: Mountain Valley Contracting (Grand Junction, CO)

Project Costs

  • Design: In-House
  • Construction: $1.3M

Project Overview

The City of Montrose Utility Department owns and operates several miles of sanitary sewer and water utilities within the Townsend Avenue (US550) right of way. Select reaches of the water utility within Townsend Avenue are over 50 years old, have reached the end of their useful life, and are in need of replacement. Furthermore, many of the sanitary sewer manholes lids within Townsend Avenue have also reached the end of their useful life or have sunken excessively below the adjacent pavement. 

In response to these issues, the City is replacing select reaches of waterline and rebuilding the tops of all sanitary sewer manholes on Townsend Avenue within the project extents shown in the accompanying overview drawing.  This work is being performed prior to and in anticipation of a 2.5-inch mill and overlay project that will be performed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) starting in May of 2022.