E. Elizabeth St. / McHugh St. from S. Lemay Ave. to Riverside Ave.#
The City of Fort Collins will be repaving and restriping E. Elizabeth St. and McHugh St. from S. Lemay Ave. to Riverside Ave. As part of the repaving, we will be restriping the street to add buffered bike lanes, since E. Elizabeth St. / McHugh St. is a critical multimodal corridor identified in the City’s Bicycle Master Plan.
Buffered bike lanes are conventional bicycle lanes paired with a designated buffer space separating the bicycle lane from the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane. Buffered bike lanes provide greater separation between motor vehicles and bicyclists and greater comfort for bicyclists. The new striping plan is intended to help facilitate slower traffic speeds and a safer roadway for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, people using micro-mobility devices, and drivers. This change to the striping will include removal of parking on the north side of E. Elizabeth St. and McHugh St.
The repaving and restriping will occur Spring - Summer 2022. Local access will be maintained at all times during construction.