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Some work on Linden Street Renovation Project to begin this year; bulk of project postponed

Released on Friday, January 15, 2021
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  • Kyle Lambrecht, Civil Engineer, 970-221-6566,

Due to COVID-19 and the effect of the pandemic on the business community, the City of Fort Collins is postponing the bulk of the Linden Street Renovation Project.

However, the City will still move forward with constructing planned improvements at the intersections of Linden and Jefferson streets and Linden and Walnut streets beginning in early February. To safely build the improvements, temporary closures for vehicles at the Linden/Walnut intersection will be necessary.

Planned improvements will not affect existing outdoor dining areas established on Linden Street, and pedestrian access to local businesses will be maintained throughout the project. Completion is expected by Spring 2021.

The City fully intends to finish the entire Linden Street Renovation Project. But because construction of the entire project will disrupt traffic flow on Linden and require outdoor dining areas to be temporarily moved, the City has decided to hold off on the rest of the project until economic conditions improve.

This decision was made through the collaboration of business owners, the Downtown Development Authority, internal City departments, Economic Health and City leadership. The City wants to do as much as possible to support local businesses and the local economy as the pandemic continues.

The work scheduled for early 2021 will still move the overall project forward and will result in fewer impacts and closures to these intersections once the rest of construction happens. More information about the project will be posted at as it becomes available.

The Linden Street Renovation project was originally scheduled to begin in April 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

For more information about the Linden Street project, visit