Keep Greeley Moving

Improving Greeley’s infrastructure,
one block at a time

Keep Greeley Moving

Improving Greeley’s infrastructure,
one block at a time

Keep Greeley Moving

Improving Greeley’s infrastructure,
one block at a time

Keep Greeley Moving

Improving Greeley’s infrastructure,
one block at a time

Keep Greeley Moving

Improving Greeley’s infrastructure,
one block at a time

Keep Greeley Moving

Improving Greeley’s infrastructure,
one block at a time

Keep Greeley Moving

Improving Greeley’s infrastructure,
one block at a time

2017 Accomplishments

One page summary of 2016 accomplishments

2017 Información

Revisión del último año del programa

2017 Keep Greeley Moving Report

A year in review of our 2017 accomplishments and plans for 2018.

Maintenance Maps

Planned work in Greeley for 2018

Cone Zone Road Map

Find information regarding active road work projects and project details occurring within the City.

Desire to Improve Streets

Greeley residents cast quite the vote of confidence in 2017 when voters approved the use of all funds from the Keep Greeley Moving (KGM) tax for roadway improvements. That includes revenues received over previous projections.

Greeley Ballot Measure 2K provides an additional $1 million per year for roads and the 77-to-23 percent approval validates residents’ desires to improve city streets.

From Greeley City Council and City staff to residents: “thank you.”

That allows 9 more miles of roads to be repaired and advances the already promised neighborhoods improvements by one year.

It is estimated the original KGM tax approved by voters plus the additional $1 million from above-projected revenues will generate $10.4 million annually. That estimated amount combined with $2.6 million from Food Tax revenue generates $13 million a year for street projects.

Keep Greeley Moving made commitments to four major areas: neighborhood roads, road widening, collector and arterial road overlay, and concrete maintenance.

The estimated $13 million a year gets allocated as such:

» $6.8 million — neighborhood roads

» $3.6 million — road capacity and widening

» $1 million — collector and arterial road maintenance

» $1.6 million — concrete maintenance

With 27 miles of roads needing a complete asphalt overlay at a cost of $16 million and an additional 41 miles on the verge of needing overlay work at a cost of $21 million, it’s obvious there are many street needs in our city. We are optimistic that the 0.65% sales tax will help us touch 60 miles each year with crack seal, seal coat, overlay, or other needed treatments.

We may not have your street on the list just yet, but with the continued support of voters work continues and your road will likely see some needed improvements too.

 

Overlay work happening near you?

Background

November of 2015 was a turning point for Greeley’s streets when residents approved the Keep Greeley Moving 0.65 percent sales tax for street improvements, road capacity projects and concrete repair.

The Greeley City Council and City staff would again like to express their most sincere gratitude for voters’ positive support. The measure passed with a 57-43 percentage point margin, and we’ve already begun to fulfill the commitments we made to residents. The tax has a seven year life which started January 1, 2016 and voters will undoubtedly have an opportunity to re-authorize the tax before it “sunsets” in December of 2022.

Since voters approved the the Keep Greeley Moving tax in 2015, Greeley’s economy outperformed expectations and revenue was be higher than the estimated $9.4 million. Due to TABOR regulations, City officials had to ask voters if the City could retain the additional revenue to complete our commitments and potentially fund additional road and concrete projects.

Residents said yes with a 77-to-23 percent approval vote. Now the KGM program can accomplish even more.

 

 

The City of Greeley is responsible for maintaining 373 miles — or 850 lane miles — of city streets every year.

These streets are rated on a 0-100 Pavement Quality Index (PQI) scale, a nationally recognized pavement rating system. City officials’ goal is to have 90 percent of all Greeley’s streets with a PQI of at least 65.

Currently 202 miles or 54 percent of our streets have met our goal with a PQI above 65.

In the early 2000s, the city’s average PQI dropped below that goal. A lot of that has to do with road funding and minimal spending on the local road network. Around that time, Greeley staff managed to significantly improve the condition of the city’s collector and arterial roads, but local roads make up two-thirds of the city’s road system. With the declining condition of Greeley’s local neighborhood roads, the city’s PQI dropped.

The increase in PQI from 58 in 2013 to 61 in 2016 was due in large part to an additional contribution averaging $4 million annually from 2011 to 2015. Those one-time contributions from the general fund were made possible by higher severance and sales tax revenue due to a robust local economy and savings that were realized by lower general fund expenditures.

The Keep Greeley Moving campaign is committed to improving local roads. With the approval of the KGM 0.65 percent sales tax, city officials have funding through 2022 to improve local roads and improve the city’s overall PQI.

Poor – PQI 0 to 40

  • Local 9%
  • Collector 7%
  • Arterial 3%

Good – PQI 40 to 65

  • Local 57%
  • Collector 34%
  • Arterial 37%

Excellent – PQI 65 to 100

  • Local 34%
  • Collector 59%
  • Arterial 60%

Commitments