College Avenue is going to be slow through mid-May

April 22, 2016 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work next week southbound between Laurel and University; work near Horsetooth starts May 1 … similar to Spring Creek

FORT COLLINS – Travel on College Avenue is going to be slower than usual through mid-May.

Next week, CDOT and prime contractor, Martin Marietta, will close one of the southbound lanes on College Avenue (US 287) between Laurel Street and University Avenue to complete landscape restoration adjacent to road work completed last fall.

Motorists should expect some delays Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 3:30 p.m. while southbound College Avenue is reduced to two lanes. This work should all be completed next week, weather permitting.

Work started this week on Spring Creek Bridge that narrowed that three-lane section to one lane in each direction. Similar work will be done south of Horsetooth beginning the evening of May 1 to work on a structure in that area. Both of these work areas will be down to one lane in each direction through mid-May, weather permitting.

After these repairs are complete, only night lane closures are anticipated in this area during the roadway resurfacing phase, which is scheduled to begin in late May. The contractor anticipates starting the overnight resurfacing operation on the south end of the project near Harmony Road and proceeding north through the summer.

Motorists should also anticipate northbound College Avenue lane restrictions between Garfield Street and Laurel Street beginning the week of May 16 for full depth roadway repairs. This work requires extensive excavation including the removal of concrete panels, which have been covered by multiple asphalt overlays. New curb and gutter are part of the project.   

Lane closures will continue to be communicated through weekly alerts using CDOT’s email and text alert service, as well as to local media. To sign up for alerts, visit the project website at

Background: The final phase of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s US 287 resurfacing project began in late July 2015. Work resumed in April 2016 after a winter shut-down. The project extends from Mulberry Street to Harmony Road and is expected to be complete in August 2016. This is the third and final phase of resurfacing work on US 287. The first two phases from Harmony Road south to 29th Street in Loveland are now complete. If you have questions or concerns, call the project information line at 970-443-7200 or send an email to: [email protected].