TRANSPORTATION | UNDERGROUND UTILITIES | STRUCTURAL & BRIDGES | SITE DEVELOPMENT & EARTHWORK
Owner/Client: City of Fort Collins, CO
Engineer: Baker Engineering
Contract Amount: $34,525,681
CEI built the Front Range’s first Bus Rapid Transit system, known as the Mason Express or MAX BRT. The MAX BRT is a 5 mile north to south BRT system in the central core of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. This project is located just west of and parallel to College Avenue (US 287), one of the busiest arterials within the City and the entire North Front Range region. The project included an exclusive guide way for 2.8 miles, with the remaining 2.2 miles intermixed with street traffic.
The primary components for the project were: a fixed concrete guide way for the BRT (including signing and striping); intersection improvements; various utility improvements; and 13 bus stations and stop locations. Additionally, there were two bridge structures and multiple cast-in-place retaining walls. The project also included landscaping, irrigation, traffic control, and guardrail installation. The CEI led project team installed MIS fiber backbone, as well as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Bus Station Components alongside the entire length of the corridor.
CEI worked on the entire corridor simultaneously in an effort to expedite construction and decrease the duration of impacts to the public.