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21st Avenue Neighborhood Improvements Begin Monday

Greeley crews will begin work Monday, Oct. 7 to replace and construct new sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and stormwater infrastructure along 21st Avenue between 10th and 13th streets.

For three months, construction will close that stretch of 21st Avenue to construct these improvements. 

This project will have a major impact on Maplewood Elementary School. Greeley staff worked with school officials during the past several months to create a plan for school traffic and safety. During construction, school pick-up and drop-off traffic should use 22nd Avenue on the west side of the building, however, the front doors on the east will remain open and serve as the primary entrance. School parking will be available to the north and south of the school on 11th and 13th streets respectively.

For non-school traffic, detours will be established and signed. Officials recommend drivers find alternative routes when possible. Construction officials will maintain local access during construction.

As new concrete sidewalks and structures are completed, the freshly poured concrete will become off-limits to foot traffic for 24 hours and will stay closed to vehicle traffic for up to seven days.

In addition to replacing old concrete infrastructure and building new pieces where none existed before, this project will construct pedestrian safety improvements such as raised crosswalks near the school. The upgraded stormwater infrastructure in the area will help drainage during rain and storm events.

Federal grant dollars and the Keep Greeley Moving program will both fund this project. 

Keep Greeley Moving (KGM) — a voter-approved seven-year 0.65 percent sales tax — provides funding to improve and repair Greeley roads. The KGM program includes concrete repair and maintenance. KGM also fixes and improves neighborhood roads, arterial and collector streets, and expands key arterial roadways in Greeley. The tax, and the KGM program, ends (sunsets) Dec. 31, 2022.

For more information about KGM, go to For more information about this project, contact Concrete Maintenance Coordinator Rick Dorsey at 970-336-4081 or

Release Date:
Sep 30, 2019

For more information, media representatives should contact:
Rick Dorsey, Concrete Maintenance Coordinator

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