City Will Host Ribbon Cutting Nov. 21 for Recently Completed Lincoln Corridor
- Jill Marx, Public Relations Coordinator, 970-221-6951, am1hcnhAZmNnb3YuY29t
FORT COLLINS, CO – On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the City will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration for the recently completed Lincoln Corridor Improvement Project. The event will be at 11 a.m. at Buckingham Park, 101 First St. and will include remarks from City leadership as well as refreshments.
Improvements to the Lincoln Corridor began in the summer of 2016 and were completed this month. Upgrades to the corridor were recommended in the 2014 Lincoln Corridor Plan and are intended to create a street with a unique identity where local businesses can thrive and to improve safety and mobility for all modes of transportation. The project also replaced the bridge over the Poudre River, which enhances flood control and river function, and connects Lincoln Avenue with Downtown Fort Collins.
This project features Art in Public Places urban design by artist Mark Leichliter. Adding public art to the corridor helps to create a warm and friendly welcome, and supports the economic health of the Downtown and East Mulberry areas. New medians reduce vehicle speed and improve overall safety while also accommodating the possibility of future public transit options along the corridor.
For more information, visit fcgov.com/engineering/lincoln-corridor.php.