MAX Construction Alerts
As construction of the MAX Bus Rapid Transit system nears completion, impacts to the traveling public are minimal. Alerts and news will be posted to this page and emailed as needed. Watch for updates to pick up again in the New Year as we begin testing the system and training drivers. MAX will be ready to ride in May 2014!
Current Impacts - New This Week:
Spring Creek Trail Overpass
The Spring Creek Trail Overpass was installed last week. The overpass will not be ready for pedestrian use until May as crews continue ramp tower construction, pour concrete bridge deck and crosswalk, and do finish work. Check out this video of the installation at http://t.co/QQ6SWKrjNm. Please note: Construction on the overpass will continue in this area. Trail users: Please slow down, avoid distractions and proceed with caution while travelling through the overpass construction zone.
Bay Road between Niswender Road and Prospect Road
Bay Rd. reopened to traffic on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
Mason Trail between Niswender Road and Spring Creek Trail
Mason Trail has reopened as crews completed cleanup from the Spring Creek Overpass installation. Please note: Construction will continue in this area.
Trail users: Please slow down, avoid distractions and proceed with caution while travelling through the construction zone. We thank you for your patience.
Testing & Training - Traffic Impacts
Now that the final portion of the concrete roadway is complete, MAX buses will be using it as Transfort trains their drivers, and as operations and signaling systems are being tested. During the testing and training phase, motorists will notice signal changes at several key intersections. For instance, the southbound right turn at Horsetooth Road and McClelland is restricted to turn-on-green arrows only, while there is a flashing yellow arrow for the southbound left turn. Signals have also been added to eastbound and westbound pedestrian crossings. Lastly, there are new signals where the MAX guideway intersects with both Prospect Road and McClelland. Vehicles can expect a few traffic delays as MAX buses enter and exit the guideway as signalization and safety gate activation is tested and refined for service. Please stay off the guideway whether on foot or bike. The guideway is only open to Transfort personnel and buses.
Testing & Training - Station Impacts
Testing and training will occur at MAX stations now through May 2014. The announcement system, ticket vending machines and digital information screens will be tested in person by Transfort staff and contractors. Please note that the ticket vending machines are not collecting money or selling tickets until the end of summer. Likewise, the blue emergency call boxes are only being tested and are not operable at this time.
The new MAX guideway is for buses and authorized vehicles and personnel only. Bicycles, pedestrians, skateboarders, roller bladers, joggers and other recreational or transportation equipment are never allowed on the guideway. Trespassing on the guideway is an enforceable offense by the City of Fort Collins Police.
Note: As construction of the MAX Bus Rapid Transit system nears completion, impacts to the traveling public are minimal. Alerts and news will be emailed as needed.
Updates are also provided through the construction hotline at 970-416-2617.