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Vine/Lemay Overpass project to begin this week

Released on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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The City of Fort Collins will begin construction work this week on the new overpass carrying Lemay Avenue over the BNSF Railroad tracks in northeast Fort Collins.

The $24 million project will involve a new bridge over the railroad and a realignment of Lemay Avenue around the east side of the Andersonville neighborhood and over the bridge. Work is expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2021.

The new alignment will result in the elimination of a choke point at the existing surface railroad crossing and accommodate future traffic and development in the northeast part of the city. Existing sections of Lemay Avenue and Vine Drive will become local streets upon completion of the project.

Beginning Wednesday, March 24, a section of Buckingham Street between Lemay Avenue/9th Street and 10th Street will be temporarily closed, as will a small connector between 10th Street and Duff Drive. This closure will continue for the course of the project and will allow for a construction staging area.

Access to homes will be maintained at all times, and no construction parking will be allowed within the Andersonville neighborhood.

Although much of the work will occur in the new right of way, drivers should be prepared for changing traffic patterns over the course of the year and be mindful of construction traffic in the area.

Ames Construction is the contractor for the project.

For more information and resources about the project, visit fcgov.com/engineering/vine-lemay.