Shields and Elizabeth underpass community to be held Wednesday evening

Rachel Telljohn

There will be a community meeting for the Shields and Elizabeth underpass held on Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m at Colorado State University.

The community meeting will go over anticipated closures or impacts, construction phases, a timeline and design renderings. The meeting will be held on campus at Bob Davis Hall, located off the south concourse of Moby Arena.

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Construction began last week on the pedestrian and bicycle underpass where Shields Street and Elizabeth Street intersect. The project was approved in early November and is projected to last nine months, including a closure of the intersection for about a month sometime in the spring.

Shields Street is currently operating with only one lane open each way. The parking lot outside of Moby Arena is still accessible via Plum Street.

The construction on the Shields and Elizabeth underpass began after the opening of the Prospect Road and Center Avenue underpass last week.

Project representatives from Fort Collins City Council and CSU will be present. The community meeting is open to the public.

Collegian reporter Rachel Telljohn can be reached at news@collegian.com and on Twitter @racheltelljohn.