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Five-Month Closure of US 34D Begins June 19  

June 11, 2018 - Crews prepare to close east Greeley business route from US to 24th Street


GREELEY—
The road resurfacing and bridge repair work that started in March on US Highway 34D in east Greeley is moving into construction, which requires a full closure of the road, starting June 19.

From the intersection of US 34D (business route) and US 34, west to 24th Street, access will only be granted to residents adjacent to the construction zone as crews reconstruct the bridge that crosses the South Platte River. A detour will direct motorists via US highways 34 and 85.

Crews have scheduled the full closure to begin on June 19, with an estimated five-month completion date. The closure also will be in place during holiday and weekend travel.

In addition to improving the bridge and mitigating 2013 flood damage, construction also consists of repaving the road due heavy truck traffic that has caused significant wear over the years. Paving and bridge repair will take place simultaneously during the closure.

Greater accessibility for people with disabilities is another added benefit to the US 34D upgrades, with new curb ramps at 1st Avenue and E. 18th Street in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Project Facts

  • Cost: $4.8 million
  • Contractor: Hamilton Construction Company
  • Location: Along US 34D (Business Route) and 18th Street, from mile point (MP) 11.65 to MP 13.62, and from MP 14.09 to MP 14.50
  • Timeline: March through November 2018

Schedule

Work on US 34D began on March 5. Work is scheduled to be completed in November.

Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases these hours may be extended. Weekend work is not anticipated.

Travel Impacts

While work is underway, pedestrians and motorized vehicles should expect shoulder, sidewalk, lane and road closures.

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