Skip to main content

Press Releases

Northbound Traffic Closed on Shields Street from Prospect Road to Elizabeth Street

Released on Friday, December 30, 2022

Contact Information

  • Maia Jackson, Communications Specialist, 970-568-6678, mjackson@fcgov.com

On Jan. 3, Utilities crews will begin working on a water main in Shields Street. Lanes of northbound traffic will be closed from Prospect Road to Elizabeth Street to allow crews to safely move large equipment and complete work. Both lanes of northbound traffic will be fully closed from West Pitkin Street to Hughes Way. This project will improve system reliability, as well as protect water quality.

Barricades and flaggers will be in place and detour routes will be clearly marked. Two-way traffic will be maintained before and after the closure. Pedestrian access in the area will be maintained.

Residents will continue to have water service however, may experience cloudy or discolored water for a short time. This water is not harmful, though it may stain laundry. It is also safe to use on plants and landscaping. If you experience cloudy or discolored water:

  • wait until the nearby work is complete
  • remove faucet aerators or filters
  • run the COLD water for 10-15 minutes (it often clears within a few minutes)

If you notice improvements, continue running the cold water for a few more minutes or until it is clear. If it is not improving, turn off the water, wait 30 minutes and repeat. If it still doesn’t clear, you can call 970-221-6700 to report your concerns.

During this project, you can expect heavy machinery, construction-related traffic and construction materials. We will make every effort to minimize inconveniences and keep the area safe. If you have questions, contact Maia Jackson, Communications Specialist at 970-568-6678. Crews typically work Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.