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Asphalt work to cause full directional closures on West Drake Road starting Sept. 11

Released on Friday, September 8, 2023

Contact Information

  • Darren Moritz, Street Maintenance Program Manager, 970-556-1495,

The City of Fort Collins Streets Department will begin an asphalt overlay project on West Drake Road from Shields Street to Redwing Road beginning Monday, Sept. 11, weather permitting.

Full directional closures will be in effect during construction. Drake will initially close to eastbound traffic while crews work in the eastbound lanes and then switch, with Drake closing to westbound traffic during the second half of the project.

Work is expected to last 12 working days, weather permitting.

If work progresses as anticipated, the road should be fully open Saturday, Sept. 16 through Tuesday, Sept. 19. This will be in between phases.

Drivers should be aware of the closures and follow posted detours. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained by the detour routes.

This work is part of the City of Fort Collins Street Maintenance Program.

Work Zone Information

Typical working hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., however work may occur outside of these times, slightly. Alternate routes are suggested to avoid the construction zones.

For more information about the Street Maintenance Program, please visit or call the Streets Department at 970-221-6615.