Agreement allows county to finish trail under 32 Road

The Mesa County Commission on Monday signed a contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation that will allow the county to build another link in the Colorado Riverfront Trail, underneath 32 Road.

The contract gives the county the authority to build and maintain the bicycle and pedestrian trail within about 300 yards of state right of way, said Greg Linza, county parks and landscapes manager.

This section of the Riverfront Trail will stretch 2 1/2 miles from Corn Lake to 33 1/2 Road and connect to Rocky Mountain Elementary School and Kimwood Park.

Construction on the $1.07 million project began three months ago and should be done in August or September, Linza said. A $998,000 Great Outdoors Colorado grant is paying for nearly all of the trail work.

In other business, commissioners extended a lease agreement with Mesa Mall for another year for the motor vehicle division of the county Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The lease will cost the county $98,600.


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