City of Fort Collins Engineering Dept. and Connell Resources are managing construction activities on Turnberry Road.
Turnberry Road Improvement Project Construction Update – July 2013:
Construction activities are resuming on Turnberry Road. Connell Resources will install the top layer of asphalt July 8-10, 2013. This work is anticipated to take three working days and will require lane shifts, bicycle lane closures, and brief intersection closures. Asphalt paving will begin on July 8, and a half day closure of Country Club Road at the Turnberry Road intersection will occur on July 9. On July 10, "Right Turn Only" conditions will apply during center lane paving. Turnberry Road will remain open to two-way traffic, but delays are expected.
This project is a compilation of developer required improvements for the Maple Hills, Brightwater Landings, and Richards Lake subdivisions. 2003 City-approved development agreements for these subdivisions specified that improvements along Turnberry Road were to be phased and constructed when the need for the improvements was realized.
Traffic counts and building permits in the area have now reached levels that warrant implementation of the improvements. By combining the developer required improvements into a single project, an overall savings should be realized through economy of scale of a larger project. Impacts to the public will also be reduced since construction will occur in a single project as opposed to separate, smaller projects.
The project will involve the construction of a two-lane arterial roadway, including on-street bike lanes, a center turn lane, landscaped parkways, and sidewalks between Country Club Road and Brightwater Drive. The new two-lane arterial will be constructed to the east of the existing roadway, transitioning back to existing at Brightwater Drive. A pedestrian underpass providing connectivity to the trail system is also planned. There are no plans to signalize intersections within the project limits.
*A unique feature of this project is the section of Turnberry Road between Country Club Drive and Richards Lake Road, which will be relocated to the east of the existing roadway, while a section of the existing roadway will be converted to a frontage road for the 17 adjacent properties located on the west side of the road.
Realizing traffic flows along Turnberry would increase due to the planned developments, the City, developers, and impacted residents collaborated on a design which will reduce access points on the west side of Turnberry Road from 20 to two. Not only will this benefit the existing residents by not having to back out onto a busy arterial roadway, but also benefit motorists by providing two known and visible points from which to expect turning movements.
Once construction is complete, setbacks from the edge of the closest travel lane to the rear lot line will vary for each adjacent property within the Maple Hill subdivision, ranging from 85’ to 125’. Care was taken during the development of the subdivision to make sure minimum setback requirements were met as well as to provide a landscaped tract buffer between the back of the sidewalk and the rear lot lines. The project scope will include the installation of a landscaped parkway and the coordination with respective homeowners associations (HOAs) for the compatibility and long term maintenance of the planned improvements.
Artist Susan Dailey has been selected to design art work that will be incorporated into the underpass to be built north of Richard’s Lake Road. Her art will focus on the theme of “Windows into the Past.”
To learn more about the Art in Public Places program, visit fcgov.com/artspublic.
The City of Fort Collins hosted an open house for residents learn more about the project. The open house was held on Thursday, March 22, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Tavelli Elementary School. City staff were on hand to discuss design, schedule, impacts, and planned results. All residents located near the project area were mailed an invitation directly.
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Project staff is happy to answer any questions you may have. We are also available to conduct on site visits to discuss affected property owner concerns.back to top