65th and U.S. 34 Intersection Improvements
Demolition work continues on 65th Avenue north of the U.S. 34 bypass intersection as a part of the intersection improvement project. For a few hundred feet north of the U.S. 34 Bypass, 65th Avenue will stay closed until early August to allow construction to progress faster.
Detours direct drivers to use 47th and 71st avenues during this closure. Local, emergency and business access remain open during all construction.
On the north side of the intersection, there was a left turn, a through, and a right turn lane. This expansion will add a bike lane, additional through southbound lane, an additional left-turn lane, and an additional northbound land with a bike lane. The south side of the intersection will add an additional northbound lane.
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.