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.
During the summer, work continued on the last remaining elements of the 71st Avenue expansion project. Much of that work included finishing the landscaping and irrigation system installation and troubleshooting challenges that arose during that process.
Crews should be wrapping up the remaining work in the next few weeks — including weed control, repairs, and reseeding native grasses. However, some follow-up maintenance work may take place in the next year or two.
Even after the city of Greeley finishes the project, work by other entities will continue in the area including work on non-city utilities will continue and several streetlights will go up.
• 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.