A three-phase project will bring MAX bus system to Fort Collins

Starting Monday, there will be street closures along the Mason corridor on the north end of campus. The corridor will be reopened on Oct. 3.

According to the City of Fort Collins website, crews will begin storm drainage work on the west side of the railroad tracks between University Avenue and Laurel Street. Old
Main Drive will be closed for a period of three days.

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Access to parking lots behind the following buildings will be closed: Heat Plant, Gibbons, Occupational Therapy and Industrial Sciences. These buildings will be closed for a few days, but will be accessible from the south as the project progresses.

This construction will not impact traffic flow, but pedestrians will be directed toward the tunnel behind Johnson Hall that goes underneath the railroad tracks.

Detour signs will be posted until the project is complete.

The construction is being done to make way for the Mason Express (MAX) rapid transit bus system, which will begin running in early 2014.

The MAX bus transit system is being built to give people more options for travelling north and south on College Avenue through Fort Collins.

“It is so congested and crowded on College,” said Claire Thomas, public relations coordinator for the City of Fort Collins.

The bus system will alleviate this congestion by providing an alternative mode of transportation.

The MAX bus system will have three bus stations on the CSU campus, with a total of 12 stops between downtown Fort Collins and South Harmony Road. The bus will come every 10 minutes and tickets can be purchased online beforehand.
Student Life beat reporter Amanda Zetah can be reached at news@collegian.com.