Curb Ramp improvements to begin Monday in Fort Collins

August 12, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado

LARIMER COUNTY — Beginning Aug. 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation along with Colorado Civil Infrastructure, will begin work to improve pedestrian walkways with the installation of American Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps at various locations along Colorado Highway 14, US 287 and the Prospect Rest Area off I-25 in the Fort Collins area. 
 
Project Map

CDOT Regional Transportation Director Heather Paddock said, “Complying with ADA standards will make certain all members of the community—whether on foot, wheelchair or bicycle—can easily and readily use highway crossings and intersection crosswalks.” 

Curb ramps are intended to provide pedestrians access between the sidewalk and street with ease when a vertical change in elevation is present. For those with disabilities, curb edges can be hazardous, and requirements are put in place to help prevent dangerous situations such as people falling out of wheelchairs, or while using a cane or walker.

Project Schedule

  • Work throughout this corridor is scheduled to begin Aug. 16 and last through September. 

  • Daytime lane closures will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Travel Impacts

Anyone traveling this corridor can expect throughout the project: 

  • Construction work Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Occasional single right lane closures

  • Sidewalk closures at some locations for pedestrians

Project Contact Information

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.