Prospect Road to I-25 back open to traffic

Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick

Prospect Road will be open to traffic today at 3:30 p.m. after nearly three months of construction.

While the road was off-limits to the public, a new channel was built to direct floodwater under Prospect Road to the Poudre River. This new flood channel will eliminate up to two feet of floodwater that spill over Prospect Road during large storms, fixing what the city of Fort Collins calls “a serious public safety hazard during floods.”


Although open to the public, the road will still have traffic-coned sections with a slower speed limit because stormwater improvements will continue off-road throughout the fall. Construction work along Prospect Road will be completed by the end of November, according to the press release.

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