47th Avenue Paving Starts Monday
Drivers should expect delays along 47th Avenue starting Monday, July 29, as paving crews begin mill and overlay of the significant north-south Greeley road.
From July 29 to August 20, crews will work on 47th Avenue between 10th and 20th streets. From August 5 to 28 crews will mill and overlay along 47th Avenue from U.S. 34 to the Evans city limits on the south side of Greeley.
Lane closures will move and change during construction, however, at least one lane of traffic will remain open each way. Officials recommend drivers find alternate routes when possible to avoid delays.
Greeley’s pavement overlay program constructs a new surface for existing streets that have deteriorated past repair by essentially replacing the road. To do that, a mill first removes the top layer of old asphalt and then crews prepare the road for the new surface. Then paving crews install the new layer of asphalt followed by the striping crews who come through to paint traffic lines on the newly paved road.
Greeley’s pavement maintenance program started its annual work program earlier this year using five different road treatments – including overlay work — to replace, extend, or repair roads beyond their anticipated 20-year life. Much of the program’s work this summer and fall will focus on the Sunrise neighborhood area in east Greeley.
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 repairs and improvements — such as paving— to neighborhood roads, arterials and collector streets. KGM also builds road expansions and improvements and upgrades concrete and sidewalk infrastructure. The tax and the KGM program ends (sunsets) December 31, 2022.
Find out more about Keep Greeley Moving online at keepgreeleymoving.com.
For more information, contact Pavement Management Coordinator Pat Hill at 970-350-9540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 26, 2019
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Pat Hill, pavement management coordinator