CDOT begins intersection improvements on US 287 & Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins on March 16

Travel Advisory

March 5, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

FORT COLLINS -  Starting on March 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Sturgeon Electric will begin intersection improvements on US 287 (College Avenue) and Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins.  

The $525,500 project has an anticipated completion date of June 2020.

As part of CDOT’s Whole System Whole Safety initiative, the intersection improvement project will include removing the existing pedestrian curb ramps and replacing them with Americans with Disabilities Act ramps, providing functional accessibility to all travelers.

Crews will replace the full signal and electronic equipment as well as replace and update all existing accessibility features and pedestrian  curb ramps to bring them into compliance with the Public Right of Way requirements. Improvements will also be made to curbs, gutters and islands. 


Motorists can expect single lane closures and some shoulder closures during working hours.   The project will be in operation Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.  


Those seeking more information about this project, or with questions or comments, can reach the project team at: 


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.