Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trail construction underway to connect Loveland and Fort Collins

Image credit: Larimer County Natural Resources

Construction crews broke ground this week on a 2-mile section of Colorado’s Front Range Trail connecting Loveland and Fort Collins. The trail will connect Loveland’s Recreation Trail at Boyd Lake State Park with Fossil Creek Trail at Carpenter Road. Two-thirds of the $1.2 million trail was funded through Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) grant funds and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife State Trails Program. The City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland, and Larimer County are splitting the remaining cost and will partner to maintain the trail into the future. The non-motorized trail will be part of the larger Front Range Trail System that will eventually connect New Mexico to Wyoming. The Front Range Trail was designated as one of twelve Regional Bicycle Corridors in the NFRMPO's 2013 Regional Bicycle Plan.

A second non-motorized trail connecting the western portions of Loveland and Fort Collins is scheduled to break ground in Fall 2017. The trail will follow North Taft Avenue in Loveland and South Shields Street in Fort Collins, and is also part of a Regional Bicycle Corridor.

Read more in the News Release from the City of Loveland. 

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