A number of residents who live on Main Street and adjacent streets attended a town Main Street reconstruction information open house on Feb. 26 at the Palisade Community Center.

A street map showed access routes for residents as construction proceeds on Main Street.  The map was prepared by Ben Dowd Contracting, Inc., Clifton.



Frank Watt, Palisade Public Works director, reviews Main Street reconstruction plans with Sharon Somogyi, a Main Street resident. Somogyi attended the town’s informational open house about the project on Feb. 26 at the Palisade Community Center.

The target date to complete the project is June, ahead of the Bluegrass music festival and ahead of the Sunday Market.  The street will be reconstructed between 3rd Street and 8th Street/Highway 6.

Reconstruction will include underground utilities, such as electrical lines and irrigation pipes.

“We would like to make sure that everyone traveling through Palisade is aware that access to the Veteran’s Memorial Community Center and Palisade Memorial Park will be limited during construction,” the town website reports.

“To access the parking lot of the Community Center you must enter by way of the alley off of Kluge Avenue behind the Skate Park. On-street parking will not be allowed on Main Street for the duration of construction.

“If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works Director Frank Watt at (970) 464-1116 ext. 6402 or fwatt@townofpalisade.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this process!”


Ray Powell, a flagger for the Main Street reconstruction project, directs traffic on Feb. 27.  The length of Main Street was busy with crews and contractors in the initial stage of the project.  The target date to complete the project is June.