The City of Fort Collins is building the Front Range’s first Bus Rapid Transit system, known as MAX. The construction project began in August and will continue until early 2014. Please attend the MAX construction open house on Wednesday, October 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Beattie Elementary School, 3000 Meadowlark Avenue, to learn more about the overall schedule and traffic impacts.
The construction projects include the roadway/guideway, 13 MAX stations, new the South Transit Center, an underpass at Troutman, Transfort Maintenance Facility expansion and an overpass at the Spring Creek Station.
Construction will take place along the entire corridor simultaneously in an effort to expedite construction and decrease the time of impact to the public. Full closures will be minimized. Most often, lane reductions will take place to assure vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians move through the area, east and west, and have access to nearby businesses. Traffic detours and accesses will be identified.
MAX will operate within a new exclusive guideway between the new South Transit Center and north of Horsetooth Road, and then again between Drake Road and University Avenue, just east of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway’s railroad. Mason Street and McClelland Avenue will accommodate mixed traffic for both MAX vehicles and motorists.
This summer’s construction work focused on converting Mason Street in Downtown to two-way traffic. The road reopened to two-way traffic on September 10. The Troutman underpass made significant progress as well. It is projected to be finished by the end of this year.
Learn more about MAX construction and sign up for construction alerts at http://www.fcgov.com/mason