The City of Fort Collins is building the Front Range’s first Bus Rapid Transit system, known as MAX.

Remember when Mason Street looked like this? (charkesw, Flickr)

The project began in August and will continue until early 2014. Please attend the MAX construction open house today, Wednesday, October 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Beattie Elementary School, 3000 Meadowlark Avenue, Fort Collins. This get-together is to learn more about the overall schedule and traffic impacts.

The construction projects include the roadway/guideway, 13 MAX stations, new the South Transit Center, an underpass at Troutman, Transfort Maintenance Facility expansion and an overpass at the Spring Creek Station.

Construction will take place along the entire corridor simultaneously in an effort to expedite construction and decrease the time of impact to the public. Full closures will be minimized. Most often, lane reductions will take place to assure vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians move through the area, east and west, and have access to nearby businesses. Traffic detours and accesses will be identified.