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Horsetooth and Timberline Intersection Improvement

Project GOALS

In 2011, City Engineering completed an Arterial Intersection Prioritization Study which listed the intersection of Horsetooth and Timberline Roads as the top-ranked location for needed safety and operational improvements. The reasons for the poor ranking include: higher than average vehicle accident rates, significant congestion, and intersection delay for all transportation types. With this project, our goals are to:

  • improve safety and overall efficiency for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians
  • reduce the accident rate by adding four new turn lanes
  • improve air quality by reducing vehicle wait times
  • include multi-modal facility improvements to create a safer and more efficient intersection for all users


Not only is the Horsetooth and Timberline intersection being improved for vehicles and bikes, it will also be enhanced with Art in Public Places streetscaping and landscaping.



A majority of the funding will come from the voter approved Building on Basics (BOB) quarter-cent sales tax. Additionally, the City secured a federal grant to pay for the construction of one of the turn lanes.

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Construction Timeline

March – April Remove existing sidewalks and grass on far lanes, relocate and lower existing utilities Impact: lane shifts, no lane closures

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May Pavement removal, new base, concrete forms for sidewalks Impact: lane shifts and lane closures

June – July New turn lanes on Horsetooth, outside lane construction on Timberline Impact: four week closures of eastbound, then westbound Horsetooth

August – September New signals installed, new pavement applied, lanes painted, final streetscaping and median landscaping Impact: lane shifts and lane closures


Questions? Contact the City of Fort Collins Engineering Project Manager:
Tim Kemp, Capital Projects Engineer | 970-416-2719 |

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