Shields Street will be closed south of Elizabeth Street for an additional two weeks as part of the bicycle and pedestrian underpass construction. The intersection will be open to traffic Monday, April 3.
During construction, crews discovered a third-party utility line; relocating that line requires an extended full closure of Shields Street. Crews will leverage this additional time to accelerate other elements of the project, reducing the number of single-lane closures this spring and summer. This project is still on schedule to be complete by August.
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, Prospect, Taft Hill and College. The traveling public is strongly encouraged to use the designated detour routes to minimize neighborhood congestion near the project.
For questions, comments or concerns throughout the project, please contact City of Fort Collins Project Manager Tim Kemp at PGFjbGFzcz0=">dGtlbXBAZmNnb3YuY29t or CSU Project Manager Tony Flores at c3RldmVuLmZsb3Jlc0Bjb2xvc3RhdGUuZWR1, or call the project hotline at 970-491-0189.
Additional project information is available at fcgov.com/engineering/elizabeth-shields.php or source.colostate.edu/shields-street-closing-3-weeks-feb-25.