71st Avenue Improvements12th to 22nd Street
Additionally, an 8’ sidewalk and attached 7’ bike lanes will be installed within these limits in order improve pedestrian safety for the corridor as well as to allow for on street bike connection to the 20th Street intersection and beyond. Other enhancements include a striped/raised median with landscaping improvements along the limits of the project.
Completion of this project is phased over three years (2017 – 2019) to allow for design and right of way acquisition in the first year and the Sheep Draw bridge replacement and roadway construction the second year.
With the 71st Avenue project complete, project officials want to thank the community for their support throughout the project.
Major construction to expand and improve 71st Avenue and replace the 71st Avenue Bridge started in early 2018. Heavy construction work continued throughout that year before the road and bridge reopened in November 2018.
After that, crews worked into and through 2019 to finish constructing sidewalks, fences, landscaping, and other remaining parts of the project.
Those who live nearby or travel along 71st Avenue may still see some follow-up maintenance work taking place for the next year or two. And even with the city of Greeley’s project finished, work by other entities will continue in the area including work on non-city utilities.
• Completion of this project is phased over three years (2017 – 2019) to allow for design and right of way acquisition in the first year and the Sheep Draw bridge replacement and roadway construction the second year. Installation of landscaping will be completed by 2019.
• The project will widen 71st Avenue to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane with raised and landscaped medians where possible.
• Project will add curb and gutter and 8-foot attached/detached sidewalks along with 7-foot bike lanes to both the east and west sides of 71st Avenue.