Intersection upgrades begin in Montrose County

November 7, 2019 - Northwestern Colorado


MONTROSE – A Colorado Department of Transportation project improving nearly 50 existing curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, and curbs and gutters in Montrose and Olathe began this week.

The intersection upgrades will bring them into compliance with Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guideline (PROWAG) requirements.  These guidelines, developed by the U.S. Access Board, aim to ensure that access for pedestrians with disabilities is provided with the same degree of convenience, connection, and safety afforded the general public. 

GENERAL PROJECT SCHEDULE (subject to change): Work began this week at intersections on CO. 348 in Olathe.  It then will progress to U.S. 50, CO. 90 and U.S. 550 in Montrose (Please refer to web site for intersection locations; not every corner at each intersection will be upgraded).  The project is anticipated to be completed by mid-April 2020, weather permitting.

TRAVEL IMPACTS & CONTACT INFORMATION: Travelers by car, bike, wheelchair or foot can expect various lane and sidewalk closures in existing work zones, during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Sidewalks, however, are likely to be closed overnights and weekends to allow concrete to set and dry. Access to all businesses will be maintained, but may be temporarily altered. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone! 


The $1.2 million project is contracted to United Companies of Grand Junction.

Please contact the project public information manager at (970) 901-7459 or [email protected]. Project web site:




WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System. Whole Safety. initiative. This campaign takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behavior, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.


ABOUT CDOT CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.