This year, more than one dozen city streets are being rebuilt in Monticello, with new drainage infrastructure and road base. The goal, according to City officials, is an additional 30 years of life for the streets. The project was made possible by the City, the Community Impact Board and the San Juan County Transportation District.
The construction has resulted in disruption for the residents who live near the construction. However, the disruption has not been nearly as dramatic as the previous two summers, where infrastructure improvements and road paving closed off large portions of Monticello’s Main and Center streets for much of the summer.
In addition to the road work, crews have been hard at work building a significant addition to the Pinto Substation east of Monticello.
Work continues on the construction of a new runway at the Monticello airport north of town. The new runway, on the east side of Highway 191, will eventually replace the current runway on the west side of the highway.