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US 34/US 85 Ramp Upgrades in Greeley Start Sept. 24

Sept. 21, 2018 - New Curb Ramp Replacements Begin Soon to Improve Public Accessibility


GREELEY—On Monday, Sept. 24, crews will begin upgrading curb ramps at 13 intersections along US Highways 34 85. The project will entail replacing existing curb ramps at each intersection, with minimal disturbance to grading, utilities and landscaping.

Project Purpose

Certain curb ramps along busy roadways in Greeley do not meet new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The replacement or upgrade of these ramps (see table of ramp intersections) will take approximately 70 working days.

Increased safety, accessibility and accommodation for all the residents of the City of Greeley is the goal of this project. Right of way to pedestrians and access to private driveways and businesses will be maintained during construction.

Benefits

  • The new ramps will meet new ADA guidelines for compliance, and will improve public accommodation and safety.
  • The new ramps will be widened and sloped for easier access by the public and finished with a slip-resistant texture.
  • The materials used in their construction will be fast -drying, ensuring full pedestrian and vehicle access within 24-hours of each ramp's completion.

US 34/US 85 Ramp Site Intersections

47th Avenue & US 34 8th Avenue & East 5th Street
35th Avenue & US 34 8th Avenue & East 4th Street
23rd Avenue & US 34 8th Avenue & D Street
1st Avenue & East 28th Street 8th Avenye & H Street
8th Avenue & East 22nd Street US 85 & East 22nd Street and Frontage Road
8th Avenue & 19th Street Frontage Road & East 14th Street
8th Avenue & East 6th Street
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Schedule

  • Timeline: Monday, Sept. 24 through mid-December, weather permitting
  • Working hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Construction hours have been intentionally limited to accommodate school bus schedules and rush-hour traffic along both highways.

Travel Impacts

CDOT is minimizing travel impacts for the duration of this project by restricting work to 30 hours a week, as well as the following:

  • No weekend work anticipated
  • US 34 and US 85: No lane closures before 9 a.m. and after 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, are expected.
  • Single-lane closures are anticipated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during construction of the curb ramps.
  • Pedestrian right of way and 24-hour access to private driveways and businesses will be maintained.
  • Traffic control personnel will be on-site at all times.
  • Lane closure or weather-related notices will be posted a week in advance.

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