Montrose, CO — City crews are preparing to replace a large culvert underneath Lost Dog Road, which serves as the entrance to the city’s Animal Shelter, the Brown Center, and Wastewater Treatment Facility, beginning Monday, February 1. The road is expected to reopen Friday, February 19.
City crews have already removed and replaced a portion of an existing ditch crossing culvert that had failed. Now, according to Public Works Assistant Manager Jackie Bubenik, the time has come to complete the project by closing Lost Dog Road to replace the remaining section of the old culvert underneath the roadway that is undermined and starting to fail.
Replacement work will also include stabilizing the ditch bank and replacing the portion of the road that crosses the ditch. This phase of the project will take up to three weeks to complete, according to Bubenik.
City crews have graded an existing road to provide an alternate access route to the Animal Shelter, Brown Center, and Wastewater Treatment Facility during the culvert replacement project. That temporary entrance can be accessed approximately 0.2-miles north of the Animal Shelter entrance off U.S. Highway 50. (See attached map)
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