Shields Street will be closed south of Elizabeth Street beginning Feb. 25 as part of the bicycle and pedestrian underpass construction.
The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University are constructing the underpass, which is scheduled for completion in August 2017 and is nearing the end of Phase Two. This phase requires a full closure of Shields Street just south of the intersection.
The general contractor will close Shields Street between Elizabeth and University at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and plans to reopen Shields on Sunday, March 19, which is the end of CSU’s spring break.
The Elizabeth and Shields intersection, along with the Moby parking lot, will remain open. Local residential and business access will also be open. Recommended detour routes are Mulberry or Prospect to Taft Hill or College.
“The full closure has been closely coordinated with the College and Prospect intersection work and will allow our contractor to work extended hours, seven days a week to meet the deadline for this phase” said Tim Kemp, City of Fort Collins project manager.
During the closure the contractor will excavate across Shields, place pre-cast concrete boxes for the underpass, and repave Shields Street. Over the past two months the contractor has relocated utilities, installed an engineered shoring system, and started excavation south of the Moby parking lot.
“This is a major milestone phase in the overall project schedule” said Tony Flores, CSU Project Manager.
For more information about this project, visit: fcgov.com/engineering/elizabeth-shields.php, or http://source.colostate.edu/shields-street-closing-3-weeks-feb-25/