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Taft Hill - Horsetooth to Harmony#

The City of Fort Collins and Larimer County are partnering to improve Taft Hill Road from Horsetooth Road to Harmony Road. This segment of Taft Hill is a two-lane (one lane each direction) road with a center turn lane, and experiences traffic congestion and safety concerns. Planned project improvements include construction of a 4-lane arterial street including auxiliary turn lanes, intersection improvements, curb and gutter, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, median, and storm sewer.

Project Goals#

  • Reduce congestion along Taft Hill Road
  • Improve safety along Taft Hill Road for vehicles, transit, bicyclists and pedestrians

Planned Design#

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Project Status#

The design team has completed preliminary design. Final Design has started. Right-of-Way acquisition is anticipated to start in Spring 2021.


The City and County jointly applied for and were awarded a Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG). Local matching funds are from Regional Transportation Capital Expansion Fees which the City collects for the County.

  • STBG funds - $3.8 million
  • Local funds - $1.5 million


  • Design: 2020 - 2022
  • Right-of-Way Acquisition: 2022 - 2023
  • Construction: 2023

Taft Hill Project Virtual Public Meeting - Nov. 18, 2020#


Tracy Dyer, City Project Manager, 970-416-2011,

Erich Purcell, County Project Manager, 970-498-5733,