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65th Avenue and U.S. 34 Bypass Intersection Improvements Public Meeting

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To improve the flow of traffic and increase safety, the City of Greeley will improve and expand 65th Avenue north of U.S. 34 Bypass starting in July.

City officials want to discuss this summer construction and gather further feedback from community members and nearby residents at a special meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Greeley Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave.

Greeley’s growth and expansion to the west greatly increased traffic and congestion at the 65th Avenue and U.S. 34 Bypass intersection. To alleviate those conditions, the improvements will add three new lanes to the northern side of the intersection.

On the north side of the intersection, 65th Avenue has one lane heading north and three lanes going south — a left turn, a through, and a right turn lane. This expansion will add an additional northbound lane and two more southbound lanes — an additional left turn lane and another through lane.

Additional dedicated lanes will help increase the safety of this frequently used intersection and should increase smooth and efficient traffic movement. Adding these additional lanes will not completely prevent backups at peak traffic hours, it should help move drivers along at a quicker pace.

This construction work will also close 28th Street to the east of 65th Avenue and create a detention pond to help with drainage and flooding issues.

Construction begins in July and continues through September, with 65th Avenue fully closing from mid-July to mid-August to expedite construction. The road is expected to reopen before the school year starts. Local, emergency and business access will remain during all construction.

For more information, contact Public Works Civil Engineer Eva Rojas at 970-350-9747 or Eva.Rojas@GreeleyGov.com.


Release Date:
Mar 15, 2019

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Civil Engineer Eva Rojas
970-350-9747
Eva.Rojas@GreeleyGov.com

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