Construction for Mail Creek pedestrian underpass and culvert to begins Dec. 7, 2021
The City of Fort Collins has started construction on a new pedestrian underpass and box culvert at Timberline Road and the Mail Creek Ditch in southeast Fort Collins.
The project will install a trail underpass at Timberline Road south of the Mail Creek Ditch that will serve the future Mail Creek Trail. Work will also include replacing the box culvert at Timberline Road over the Mail Creek Irrigation Ditch, as well as detour construction and tree removals where necessary. Construction is expected to be substantially complete by late Spring 2022.
During construction, drivers can expect temporary lane shifts on Timberline Road and a speed reduction through the work zone. Timberline Road will remain open to two-way traffic during construction. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.
The pedestrian underpass and box culvert construction contract is the first of two projects on the Timberline corridor between Stetson Creek and Zephyr Road over the next two years. The next project will widen Timberline Road, with construction beginning in spring 2022.
Mountain Constructors is the contractor for the pedestrian underpass and box culvert project.
Timberline Road Widening - Stetson Creek to Trilby#
Timberline Corridor (Stetson Creek to Zephyr) Construction Update:#
The Timberline Road Corridor widening project will begin construction in early September, 2022. The Project is currently being advertised to potential contractors.
The construction is anticipated to take approximately 6 months to complete.
Continued growth in southeast Fort Collins has led to increased traffic on Timberline Road, which is an arterial road in the city. Timberline Road is a major thoroughfare for Fort Collins residents, and serves as a significant regional connection for Northern Colorado communities.
Widening of Timberline to Trilby Road is part of the City’s Master Street Plan and will reduce congestion, improve safety, and enhance bike and pedestrian connections along the corridor.
Project Description and Goals#
This project will reconstruct South Timberline Road from Stetson Creek Drive to Zephyr Road to the City’s four lane arterial roadway standards. Zephyr Road to Trilby Road will be restriped to include two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. Planned improvements include intersection improvements at Kechter Road and Zephyr Road, multi-modal accommodations, raised medians and center turn lanes, access control, landscaping improvements, and roadway improvements. A pedestrian underpass crossing Timberline Road will also be constructed near Bacon Elementary School.
This project serves to build upon the development improvements that have been completed along the corridor. This project will improve safety, reduce congestion, and provide improved accommodations for alternate travel modes.
Construction is beginning in December 2021 on a box culvert and pedestrian underpass for the future Mail Creek Trail.
Construction for the widening of Timberline Road is expected to begin in late April 2022.
This project is estimated to cost around $8 million. Funding comes from the Transportation Expansion Capital Fee fund, developer contributions, and federal funds.