Road Capacity-Widening Projects
The economic and cultural diversity of Greeley contributes to a quality of life that residents enjoy. Greeley is not only a regional economic hub, it is also an educational hub with institutions such as the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College. As a result, the City has experienced steady growth and economic prosperity over the years and is expected to continue to grow during the coming years. With growth comes the challenge of increasing roadway capacity by adding new lanes in order to reduce congestion on our most heavily traveled roads.
With the passage of the Keep Greeley Moving tax in 2015, three roads were identified as being heavily traveled and in need of expansion. The total for widening these roads will be right at
$24 million. Below is a summary of these three projects.
20th Street: 74th to 83th Avenue
Due to growth and development on west 20th Street from 71st Avenue to 83rd Avenue, there was a need to upgrade this roadway from a two-lane county road section to a four lane arterial roadway with medians and turn lanes. This roadway was improved to meet the needs of the community and support the ongoing growth in the area.
2016 – Completed
71st Avenue: 12th to 22nd Street
In 2010, 71st Avenue from 10th to 12th Street was widened to City standards (in conjunction with the development of King Soopers in the Northgate development). The existing Sheep Draw bridge near 12th Street; however, is still undersized for major flood water, and the roadway from 12th to 22nd Street is a rural 2-lane paved road in deteriorating condition. The corridor is primarily developed with residences on both sides, and the poor condition of the road warrants its improvement, along with new sidewalks.
Fall 2017-Bridge Work
Spring 2018-Road Work
35th Avenue: 4th to “F” Street
The existing roadway is a two lane rural paved road with limited right turn lanes and no sidewalks or bike lanes. And even though both sides of this regional corridor carrying traffic in and out of Greeley has been developed, the road itself is in poor condition. Sidewalks along this corridor have been requested several times over the years. The project will widen 35th Avenue from 4th to “F” Street. This new arterial section will include on-street bike lanes, curb, gutter and sidewalks, a traffic signal at “C” Street and landscaped medians.
2019-2021-Estimated project Timeline