Curb Ramp improvements to begin Monday in Fort Collins

News Release

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: