Written by Traffic Specialist Joel Hillan

The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun a major bypass project in Greeley. Crews will reconstruct 2.6 miles of US 85 from 5th Street to US 34, as well as add safety improvements.

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US 85 will be widened, the median removed and some intersections will get new traffic signals.

Crews will work on the project from 7am to 5pm Monday through Friday from now until August of next year.

You should expect two left lane closures both north and southbound on US 85 as crews do some survey work, remove concrete and prepare for pipe work.

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Speeds are going to be reduced to 35 to 40 MPH through the work zone.

Because of the added traffic for the Greeley Stampede, there will be no construction from June 22 through July 4th.

The total cost of this project is $12.1 million.

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– In the Traffic Blog Joel Hillan writes about highways to avoid, trouble spots throughout the city of Denver and construction issues. He is always interested in hearing about your traffic problems, so send him an email. Also, follow Joel on Twitter at @JoelHillan.