US 85/US 34 Bypass
US 85 Bypass Project Description
This project will completely reconstruct the US 85 bypass from US 34 to 5th Street in Greeley. Current pavement will be removed and replaced, current median and asphalt shoulders will be replaced with concrete, turn lanes will all be extended and widened to current standards, traffic signals will be replaced at 5th and 16th streets, bridge decks will be replaced at the twin bridges over the Poudre River. In conjunction with this project, the railroad tracks will be removed at 16th Street to allow for intersection upgrades.
Rehabilitating and reconstructing our bridges creates a safe trip for drivers.
By paying a little more now for maintenance, we will avoid higher costs later.
A smoother ride will reduce wear and tear and lower vehicle maintenance costs.
An efficient transportation system supports economic and job growth.
Rehabilitating and reconstructing the bypass will not only create a safer trip for drivers, but will also create a smoother ride, reducing wear and tear on vehicles. Additionally, having a more efficient transportation system will support economic and job growth in the area.
Castle Rock Construction is the contractor for this $12.1 million project.
Work for the project started on Thursday, June 14, 2012 and will last through August 2013.
Work is scheduled to take place Mondays through Fridays each week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on US 85. Limited night and weekend work should be expected and will be scheduled at a later time. The speed limit will be reduced to either 35 or 40 MPH through the project, and motorists are urged to drive Slow for the Cone Zone!
For more information about weekly lane closures and travel impacts, visit www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.