All this week MAX construction will remove trees north of Drake Road and east of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks in Fort Collins. The trees being removed are part of a MAX construction  plan that includes transplanting or recycling and installation of replacement trees.

Following tree removal, the guideway area will be cleared for utility installation and guideway construction.

At this time, crews are removing and recycling the remaining trees where the guideway will be constructed. The project’s tree mitigation plan includes new trees to replace those lost due to disease, poor condition or removal.


Pedestrian crosswalks on the east and west sides of the intersection at Mason and Olive Streets will be constructed beginning Tuesday, October 16th.  Olive Street will be closed at Mason on both the east and west sides of the intersection to complete construction by the end of the week. North and southbound Mason Street will remain open to through traffic.

Access to all local businesses will be maintained.

What is MAX?
MAX will link major destinations and activity centers along the corridor including the Downtown commercial, cultural, and business centers, Colorado State University, Foothills Mall, and South College retail areas. MAX will operate nearly twice as fast as auto travel along College Avenue and provide high frequency service every 10 minutes. Future regional transit connections will link to MAX at the new South Transit Center.

 For more information, visit or call the MAX construction hotline, 970-416-2617.