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Posted on: April 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Riverbottom Drive Reopens For Public Use


Montrose, CO - The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that paving of Riverbottom Drive is now complete and the roadway has been reopened to vehicular traffic. 


The project was completed under budget, on schedule, and injury-free. All work is complete except for several sidewalk pours, some work on the outbound turn lane, and landscaping work that is scheduled to take place over the next several weeks.  No additional traffic closures are expected during the remainder of the project. 


The reconstruction of Riverbottom Drive started last fall and included a waterline extension, piping of the existing stormwater and irrigation ditch, widening of the roadway to include on-street parking in each direction, the addition of sidewalks down both sides of the street, and a reconfiguration of the intersection at Rio-Grande Avenue.

The project was made possible through a partnership with the Montrose Recreation District and a $500,000 grant from the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Alongside the city’s Riverbottom Drive project, the Montrose Recreation District is renovating Holly Park and plans to have it complete by late summer. 


The city would like to express a special thank you to the residents of Montrose for their patience throughout construction as well as to the general contractor, Skip Houston Construction, for helping to make the project a success.


Any questions regarding the project may be directed to project engineer Ryan Cushenan at 970.240.1485. Please also visit for routine project updates and information on other large capital projects taking place throughout the city.

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