Contractors working for the City of Montrose have been working on the construction of the Woodgate Road Realignment project which will realign Woodgate Road at its northern end to alleviate safety and capacity issues at its intersection with Townsend Avenue and accommodate continued traffic growth in the area. For anyone new to the project, background information on the project drivers and its design can be found on the City’s capital project webpage at www.movemo.co
Paving of the northern end of the project is scheduled for mid-October of this year. Once paved, this will be opened to the public and will restore paved access to nearby Arland Road. Unfortunately, completion of the southern end of the project has been delayed due to a conflict with some third-party fiber optic communications equipment. The City has been working with the communication utility owner on the relocation effort for over a year; however, the utility owner was not able to get the relocations completed in time for paving of the southern end. As a result, the City has elected to keep the existing Woodgate Road open until these relocations are complete to avoid a lengthy and impactful detour for motorists and nearby businesses. Once the utility company finishes its relocation efforts, the city will come in to complete the roadway project, most likely in the early spring of 2022.
The city would like to thank residents for their patience throughout this project thus far. Any questions regarding the project may be directed to City Engineer Scott Murphy at (970) 901-1792.