Paving and multimodal improvements are coming to a street near you. Find up-to-date information below about current and planned projects around the city. The projects are intended to facilitate slower traffic speeds and safer roadways for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, people using micromobility devices, and drivers.
City Park Ave. & W. Mulberry St.#
The City is constructing transportation improvements in conjunction with road resurfacing in the City Park Ave./W. Mulberry St. area in 2023 - 2024. Final striping of the intersection is expected to be completed in summer 2024 in coordination with street resurfacing. These improvements, which were recommended in the City's Active Modes Plan and Pedestrian Needs Assessment, include:
- intersection improvements at City Park Ave. and W. Mulberry St.;
- removing parking on the east side of City Park Ave. from W. Plum St. to W. Mulberry St. in order to add/improve bike lanes; and
- widening the sidewalk on the south side of W. Mulberry St. from City Park Ave. to west of S. Shields St.
City Park Ave. and W. Mulberry St. are key corridors in the City's low-stress bicycle network, providing connections to City Park, Bennett Elementary, Dunn Elementary, downtown, and other key destinations. W. Mulberry St. is identified as high priority for sidewalk improvements in the City's Pedestrian Needs Assessment.
The City of Fort Collins will be repaving and restriping Manhattan Ave. from W. Horsetooth Rd. to W. Troutman Pkwy. in spring – summer 2024. In conjunction with the resurfacing project, the City is proposing to improve the bike lanes on Manhattan Ave. from Dennison Ave. to W. Troutman Pkwy. Currently this section of Manhattan Ave. has ~12 ft. combined parking and bike lanes. Standard parking lanes are 8 – 9 ft. and the minimum standard bike lane width is 5 ft.
Bringing the parking and bike lanes on Manhattan Ave. up to the City’s current standards will require some removal of on-street parking. The City is proposing to remove on-street parking on the east side of Manhattan Ave. from Dennison Ave. to just south of Mapleton Ct. in order to improve the bike facilities. The City will also convert one on-street parking space on the west side of Manhattan Ave. to an ADA accessible parking space to improve the City’s compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.
Manhattan Ave. is a key corridor in the City’s low-stress bicycle network. It is part of the Centre Bikeway which provides access to Troutman Park, Lopez Elementary School, Front Range Community College, Colorado State University, and other key destinations. Improving the bicycle lanes along this section of Manhattan Ave. in conjunction with the resurfacing project will improve the comfort of this key bicycle route.
The City has scheduled a hybrid public meeting for community members to learn more about the project on Thursday, March 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in person at the Lopez Elementary School computer lab (637 Wabash St., room 7) and online via Zoom. The Zoom meeting link will be posted here 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Please contact Cortney Geary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-416-2471 if you would like to receive a recording of the meeting, or have any questions about the project.
The City of Fort Collins is proposing to restripe Laporte Ave. from Fishback Ave. to Wood St. with buffered bike lanes in summer 2024. On-street parking will have to be removed on both sides of this section of Laporte Ave. to provide enough space for buffered bike lanes.
This project will fill a critical gap in bike facilities on Laporte Ave. There are currently bike lanes on Laporte Ave. from Wood St. to College Ave. and from Sunset St. to Laporte’s western terminus. In 2024, the City will complete construction of raised separated bike lanes on Laporte Ave. from Fishback Ave. to Sunset St. as part of the Laporte Corridor project. Filling the remaining gap in bike facilities on Laporte Ave. will improve connectivity to Poudre High School, Lincoln Middle School, Putnam Elementary, downtown, CSU’s Foothills Campus, businesses along Laporte Ave., the future Salud Family Health Center, and other key destinations.
Filling the gap in the bicycle network on Laporte Ave. from Fishback Ave. to Wood St. is a high priority recommendation in the City's Active Modes Plan. Although the Active Modes Plan recommends retaining parking on one side of the street and adding conventional bike lanes on this section of Laporte Ave., after analyzing the corridor further, the City is proposing buffered bike lanes and parking removal on both sides for several reasons:
- Buffered bike lanes provide additional space between vehicular traffic and people riding bikes, offering greater comfort for bicyclists of a wider range of ages and abilities.
- The City will not have to grind off existing roadway striping. This reduces project costs and construction time.
- The road centerline can remain at the crown of the road.
- Current street standards for arterials, such as Laporte Ave., do not include on-street parking.
- Parking available on adjacent blocks is anticipated to be sufficient to meet the demand.
The City has scheduled a hybrid public meeting for community members to learn more about the project on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in person at the Putnam Elementary School media center (1400 Maple St.) and online via Zoom. The Zoom meeting link will be posted here 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Please email Cortney Geary at email@example.com by Friday, March 15 if you would like to request interpretation in person or online for the meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-416-2471 if you would like to receive a recording of the meeting or have any questions about the project.
The City of Fort Collins is improving the bike facilities on Research Blvd. in conjunction with road resurfacing in 2024. On-street parking will be removed from the east side of Research Blvd. so that buffers can be added between the bike lanes and vehicular travel lanes. Research Blvd. is part of the Centre Bikeway, a key corridor in the City's low-stress bicycle network, which improves access to CSU's Main and South campuses, Spring Creek Trail, and other key destinations.