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 funded by the Keep Greeley Moving program.

Project Facts:

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.

Latest News

7/17/2019

Starting Monday, July 29, construction begins on the 20th Street and 83rd Avenue roundabout as part of the 20th Street expansion project.

Initially, the work focuses on building the new roundabout. Starting August 5, officials expect a two-month closure during the initial construction of the roundabout. Local, emergency and business access will remain open during construction.

The project in its entirety — improving 20th Street from 83rd to 90th avenues — is scheduled to continue through the fall and stop when winter weather makes construction difficult. Work will resume in February when weather conditions improve. Officials anticipate project to finish in May 2020.

During construction, the expansion work will require lane closures and occasional full closures of 20th Street with detours. However, 20th Street will completely reopen during the winter break in construction.

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The City of Greeley and the Public Works Department is proud to announce the completion of the 20th Street Improvements Project as of Friday, November 11th ahead of the projected completion date of November 28th.

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.

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. The City of Greeley 2035 Comprehensive Master Plan classified this road as an arterial.

 

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.

 

Visit www.greeleygov.com to view construction updates and connect with the City of Greeley on Facebook and Twitter for more news and information.

 

Business owners and residents needing additional information can contact Greeley Public Works staff below:

20th Street originally as a 2-Lane County Road

20th Street Proposed Widening
20th Street Complete as a 4-Lane Arterial