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March - 2010 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Road Construction Alert: College and Harmony Intersection Project (CHIP)

A new and improved intersection at College Avenue and Harmony Road is coming this spring and summer.

The construction will reduce congestion by as much as 20 percent by creating right turn only lanes in all four directions. New concrete pavement will minimize the need for future road repair. You'll also notice improved signaling and lighting as well as safer pedestrian and bicycle crossings.

These improvements will require significant work and will impact your travel through the area. Throughout the project, College Ave. will always have four lanes (two in each direction) open. However, sections of Harmony will close for short durations.

The intersection is a bustling retail and business district. Businesses will stay open and access to them will be maintained; however you may have to enter or exit a business from a different direction.

The College and Harmony intersection is one of the busiest intersections in Fort Collins with approximately 70,000 cars passing through each day. Significant wear and tear on the intersection over the past few years has made the reconstruction a priority.

Funding for the project comes from the Building on Basics (BOB) quarter-cent tax approved by voters in 2005. This intersection was specifically identified for improvements and now it's time to use the funding to improve the heavily used roads. The City also received a Congestion Mitigation grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation which will fund a large part of the entire project.

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