Pueblo Boulevard Project Resumes

February 23, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO — The Pueblo Boulevard (State Highway 45) improvement project is underway after a winter hiatus due to the favorable construction temperatures in the Pueblo area over the last couple of weeks.

“We thought we should take what nature’s giving us this year and get a head start on the project,” said Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Project Engineer Steve Spera.  “Even if we get some late winter and early spring snowstorms in March and April, we can resume with some construction that isn’t so temperature-dependent. We still may have to shut-down the project for a few days here and there due to weather but the more days we can squeeze in, the sooner we can get the project completed.”

Work consists of upgrades to the road surface and enhancing safety along a five-mile segment of Highway 45 between Interstate 25 and Thatcher Avenue (State Highway 96).  It includes new ADA ramps, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, guardrails and pedestrian poles to accommodate cross walk signal buttons.  Rotomilling and asphalt paving is expected to begin in the spring. 

Drivers can expect shoulder and occasional lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday throughFriday. 

The current construction is as follows:   

February – AprilConstruct/Install ADA ramps, pedestrian poles, sidewalks, and curbs/gutters on southbound Pueblo Boulevard from Thatcher Avenue to Lake Avenue

May – September 2016 (Sunday through Thursday night work)Rotomilling, paving, guardrail installation and striping

          Martin Marietta Materials is the contractor for the $5.1 million project. 

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at 719-582-8892.

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