20th Street Improvements
20th Street Continues
In 2016, the Keep Greeley Moving Program expanded 20th Street, 74th to 83rd avenues, from a two-lane county road to a four-lane arterial roadway with medians and turn lanes.
This fall the City of Greeley will continue that project and widen 20th Street west of 83rd Avenue and add curbs, gutters, sidewalks, landscaping, and a drainage system — in addition to adding a roundabout at 20th Street and 83rd Avenue.
This continuation of the 20th Street project is not entirely funded by the Keep Greeley Moving program.
This project will widen 20th Street west of 83rd Avenue and add curbs, gutters, sidewalks, landscaping, and a drainage system — in addition to the new roundabout.
Expanding 20th Street helps ease traffic congestion near growing neighborhoods in west Greeley and increases safety for drivers and residents in the area.
The 20th Street project will take a bit longer to fully complete as 20th Street between 83rd and 86th avenues must close back down for three to five weeks in order to repairs damage caused by a water main break. The break damaged 20th Street near the box culvert and wetlands just west of the roundabout.
The water leak saturated and weakened base material under the asphalt. In order to repair that damage, crews must completely remove about 250 feet of the road and remove and recondition the base material as well as possibly remove a couple of feet of the underlying soil.
The roundabout will be open but 20th Street will be closed from the roundabout to 86th Avenue. The extent of the damage will not be known until they open it up.
The project widened 20th Street to four lanes and added left and right turn lanes from 74th to 83rd Avenue, street lighting, detached sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm sewers, bike lanes, and raised center medians along the corridor. Vehicle sight distance was also improved at the 82nd Street intersection.
Minor Arterials are streets that serve moderate-speed and higher-volume traffic over medium distances. Access should be restricted through prescribed distances between intersections and limited direct parcel access. Minor Arterials serve major traffic generators and link Collector streets with the Major Arterials.
The 20th Street Improvements Project widened 20th Street to four lanes and added left and right turn lanes from 74th Avenue to 83rd Avenue. The project also added lighting, detached sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm sewers, bike lanes, and raised center medians along the corridor. Vehicle sight distance was improved, which required extensive earthwork and relocation of underground utilities.
Business owners and residents needing additional information can contact Greeley Public Works staff below: