On Friday, September 5, 2014, the Colorado Riverfront Commission will host the grand opening of the Monument View Trail section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail Project. The Monument View Trail section includes 8.4 miles of new Riverfront Trail.
Construction of the project, managed by Mesa County Parks (a division of Mesa County Resource Management), employed dozens of Western Slope contractors since 2011, when construction on the Monument View segment began. Construction costs for this trail segment came in at approximately $6.8 million.
Constructed in three phases over two years, more than 85% of the cost to construct the trail was paid through grants – 65% from grants received through grantors such as: Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Junior Service League, a Federal Enhancement Grant (for transportation projects), and 21% from the Conservation Trust Fund (Lottery funds).
This portion of the trail connects yet another piece of the Grand Valley’s Transportation Corridor. Mesa County thanks its employees, the many community businesses and non-profit partners, and the community members who brought the vision and engagement to support the funding for another segment of the Riverfront Trail.
Celebrate the Riverfront Trail – Friday September 5, 2014 11:30 a.m. at the Walter Walker State Wildlife Area For more information visit http://riverfrontproject.org/events