Woodgate/East Oak Grove Roundabout and Backage Road
Project Design: Underway
Project Construction: 4Q 2024 to Early Summer 2025
Project Designer: Felsberg, Holt, and Ullevig (Greenwood Village, CO)
Construction Contractor: TBD
Design Cost: $215k
Construction Cost (Estimated): $4.0M
In response to building traffic congestion in the area and as envisioned in the city’s Comprehensive Plan, the City of Montrose recently designed and constructed a realignment of Woodgate Road to join up directly with East Oak Grove Road (completed in 2022). As recommended in the traffic studies for the realignment project, it was envisioned that the new intersection of Woodgate and East Oak Grove Roads (“WEOG”) would ultimately be constructed as a roundabout. However, the city was unable to construct the roundabout concurrent with the realignment project due to a lack of necessary rights of way on the northern side of East Oak Grove Road as well as schedule and budget limitations that existed at the time of the realignment project.
Since completion of the Woodgate Realignment project, property ownership on the northern side of East Oak Grove Road has changed. The new owners have expressed an interest in partnering to see the roundabout built, intend to annex/develop the surrounding area, and are working to redevelop existing commercial properties towards the northwest (Penn Mall Area). Furthermore, the developers have been working with All Points Transit to situate their new transit center immediately northeast of the roundabout. APT has spent the last several years working to secure a suitable site for their new transit center facility and considers this area an ideal location for their operations given its central location and proximity to amenities. Construction of the transit center is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2025.