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Construction on Downtown MAX Stations Begins

MAX, the bus rapid transit system coming to Fort Collins, is well underway! There will be a total of 12 station stops and two transit centers to access MAX. Crews are beginning construction of the Downtown stations now.

Each of the four Downtown MAX stations has a northbound and southbound waiting area. There is just one at the Downtown Transit Center. Watch for closures and plan your routes to reach businesses.

Similar to building a house, MAX station construction requires several different phases. During construction, each of these phases is carefully planned to minimize impacts on the surrounding area.

  • Small 100-foot closure of nearby road and sidewalk
  • Construction takes approximately three months each
  • Business access maintained
  • Chain link fence will enclose the area

Work includes excavation, laying the foundation, and then adding in the structural elements of the new station building. Several months later, contractors will return to the station site to complete the finish work on the station including masonry, installation of art panels and wind screens, electronic components, and landscaping. Follow MAX construction progress at fcgov.com/maxconstruction.