65th and U.S. 34 Intersection Improvements
City of Greeley officials delayed the 65th Avenue and U.S. 34 intersection improvement project until next year, 2020. Delays caused by the property acquisition and getting state approval forced city officials to push the project back until next spring.
Originally slated for construction summer 2019, the project will improve and expand 65th Avenue on the north side of U.S. 34 Bypass to improve the flow of traffic and increase safety at the intersection. During the delay, the city’s designer
will redesign the stormwater and drainage components of the project. After receiving those redesigns later this fall, city staff will update the this website with more information. The exact details of next year’s construction and the road closures
needed to construct the improvements will come after the redesigns are completed.
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, in 2020 Greeley 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.