Mason Street from Laurel Street to Cherry Street is scheduled to be repaved in September as part of the City of Fort Collins 2013 Street Maintenance Program. At this time, Mason Street will be restriped to simplify mixed traffic patterns and improve safety.
In August 2012, Mason Street was converted to a two-way traffic pattern and striping was implemented in a way that preserved as much parking as possible. City staff has taken the past 10 months to examine the current striping plan in action and collect traffic data. Observations of real-life driving and biking practices led to the conclusion that the striping plan should be improved.
The new striping plan will:
The restriping plan will facilitate the necessary safety improvements to Mason Street; the City anticipates that as travel on Mason is simplified and safety is enhanced, more bicyclists and motorists will return to this street for convenient travel and Downtown access.
The adjustments, however, will result in an unavoidable loss of 25 on-street parking spaces between Laurel and Mulberry.
Motorists traveling in Fort Collins will now be able to use all six lanes of Harmony Road as well as on-street bike lanes and sidewalks for travel. Thanks to extensive planning, diligent work by the crews and cooperative weather, the closure will end as scheduled Tuesday, June 4 at 9 p.m.
Harmony Road has been fully closed between McMurry Avenue and Timberline Road as Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) crews completed the track maintenance work needed to meet federal railroad compliance regulations. Previous work included the installation and testing of the new railroad crossing signal system. During the recent closure, UPRR installed new cross ties and rails then City crews finished paving and striping the road. City crews worked Friday and Monday nights while UPRR crews worked on the weekend to minimize closure time.
The City of Loveland has indicated that lane closures beginning Wed., June 5 on 29th Street on both sides of Taft Avenue are likely to cause some traffic delays.
The closures will result from construction of Xcel Energy’s major gas pipeline installation project.
Traffic will be funneled onto fewer lanes along 29th Street a few blocks both east and west of the intersection at Taft Avenue. The lane closures are expected to remain in place for about two weeks.
Xcel’s project involves installing more than 7 miles of replacement gas line primarily adjacent to Wilson Avenue all through Loveland. Work will also include pipeline along 29th Street between Wilson and Taft.