MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Mesa County Fairgrounds are getting more than two million dollars’ worth of upgrades, in two projects.
Construction on the $1.2 million dollar retention pond is happening to help irrigation.
Seven acres of sports fields and walking paths are set to open next year.
Wednesday, work will begin to widen the road into the fairgrounds to four lanes.
The facilities director says, it's a $259,000 installation.
"To increase traffic flow, to ease congestion when we are having large events out here with over 1,000 cars so it will make it much safer and make it more effective for us to load and unload these parking lots properly,” said Facilities Director for Mesa County, Greg Linza.
They plan to install lights later on and complete the road project by early May.
For now that section of road will be closed which staff say could impact the entrance you need to use.