65th and U.S. 34 Intersection Improvements

 

10/21/2020

Since 65th Avenue opened to traffic a couple of months ago, crews continued working to install the new traffic signals and striping. A lot of work also took place on the grading and drainage control part of the project.

With most of that work done, the workers’ attention will now go to adding signage and striping on the westbound acceleration and deceleration lane, pouring some last bits of concrete, and wrapping up small parts of the project where needed.

Project Background

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 more 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.

Contact Us!

City Engineer

Tom Hellen

970-350-9793

tom.hellen@greeleygov.com

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