East 8th Street Improvement Project

 

03/19/2021

In April construction will begin on the East 8th Street Improvement Project. This four-month construction project will expand and improve the significant East 8th Street corridor into and out of the east end of Greeley, from U.S. 85 to Balsam Avenue.

This work will add a detached sidewalk, continuous center turn lane, a deceleration lane at Ash Avenue, curbs, gutters, and improved drainage and utility systems. These upgrades will improve safety on East 8th Street and greatly help reduce congestion.

Construction, scheduled to start April 1, will only allow one-way traffic on East 8th Street. In this case, only drivers going west, toward Greeley, will be able to use East 8th Street between Ash Avenue and U.S. 85. Officials expect construction to continue until August. During that time, signs will direct drivers going east to use the detour on 16th Street. Construction crews will maintain local and business access during that time.

Officials understand the difficulty this partial closure will cause drivers. Creating a one-way closure will help protect the safety of drivers and workers and allow construction to progress at a better pace.


Project Background

East 8th Street serves and a vital corridor into and out of the east end of Greeley.

For the last three years, City of Greeley officials worked with area stakeholders to determine the best way to expand and improve this vital eastern entrance to Greeley. Officials know this corridor also represents an important region for future economic development.

This four-month construction project will expand and improve the East 8th Street corridor from U.S. 85 to Balsam Avenue.

This work will add a detached sidewalk, continuous center turn lane, a deceleration lane at Ash Avenue, curbs, gutters, and improved drainage and utility systems. These upgrades will improve safety on East 8th Street and greatly help reduce congestion.

During the last six months, the city and local utility companies worked together to prepare for the start of this project. In that time, drivers likely saw the concrete and utility work needed to prepare for the expansion.

Contact Us!

Project Manager

Brian Ward

970-673-5796

brian.ward@greeleygov.com

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