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Pitkin Street Stormwater and Water Distribution Infrastructure Replacement Begins This Week

Posted on: Feb-14-2022

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16, Utilities crews will be working on utility infrastructure improvements in Pitkin Street at Stover Street and will proceed west to College Avenue. The work will improve capacity in the stormwater drainage system and replace aging water pipes.

Construction will impact east and west bound traffic. Rolling road closures will be in effect to minimize traffic disruptions in the neighborhood. Pedestrian access in the area will be maintained. Utilities’ portion of this project is estimated to take approximately four months, weather permitting.

Following utility work, the City Streets department, in coordination with FC Moves, will repave and restripe roads, which will include adding advisory bike lanes. Pitkin Street is a critical multimodal corridor identified in the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. The new striping plan is intended to improve safety for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, people using micro-mobility devices, and drivers. The entire project is expected to be completed by mid-June.

The City of Fort Collins is seeking feedback from people who travel on Pitkin Street. If you’d like to share your experience before and after the restriping, please take a few minutes to respond to the survey at

Throughout the project, residents in the surrounding neighborhoods can expect heavy machinery, construction-related traffic, and stockpiles of materials. Local access, trash services and mail delivery will be accommodated. Regular work hours will be Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

This project is part of the Utilities annual pipe replacement program that is coordinated with the Streets Maintenance Program schedule for efficiency, cost effectiveness and reduced neighborhood impacts. 

For more information, visit

  • Sandra Bratlie, Utilities Project Manager
  • 970-416-2233

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