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CDOT Hosts Public Meeting for US 50 Improvement Project

May 5, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Pueblo, CO – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in consultation with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are undertaking the US 50 West Wills Blvd to McCulloch Blvd Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide additional safety and capacity improvements to US 50 in Pueblo and Pueblo West Metropolitan District (PWMD).

Pueblo, CO – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in consultation with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are undertaking the US 50 West Wills Blvd to McCulloch Blvd Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide additional safety and capacity improvements to US 50 in Pueblo and Pueblo West Metropolitan District (PWMD). Improvements include widening 3.4 miles of westbound US 50 between Wills Blvd and Purcell Blvd, from two lanes to three lanes; and widening 2.4 miles of westbound and eastbound US 50 between Purcell Blvd and McCulloch Blvd, from two lanes to three lanes in each direction. Grade-separated interchanges would be established at Purcell Blvd and Pueblo Blvd.

The EA covers projects that will be a continuation of ongoing improvements on US 50. Currently, CDOT is widening eastbound US 50 between Purcell Blvd. and Wills Blvd. to three lanes, which is expected to be complete this summer.

          The EA will be available for public review and comment from May 9 to June 7. CDOT and FHWA will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, May 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pueblo West Library, 298 South Joe Martinez Blvd., to discuss the EA and gather comments from community members. The EA as well as maps of the area will be on display during the public meeting. Arrangements for special ADA open house accommodations can be made by calling 719-562-5509 or via email at [email protected]. In addition to the public meeting, full hard copies of the EA will be available for review at the following locations:

CDOT and FHWA Offices

  • CDOT Region 2 Office – 902 Erie Avenue, Pueblo
  • CDOT Region 2 Office – 1480 Quail Lake Loop, Colorado Springs
  • CDOT Headquarters Library – 4201 East Arkansas Avenue, Shumate Library, Denver
  • FHWA Colorado Division Office – 12300 West Dakota Avenue, #1800, Lakewood

City of Pueblo Libraries

  • Pueblo Library – Barkman Branch, 1300 Jerry Murphy Road
  • Pueblo Library – Lamb Branch, 2525 So. Pueblo Blvd
  • Pueblo Library – Pueblo West Branch, 298 South Joe Martinez Blvd
  • Pueblo Library – Rawlings Branch, 100 E. Abriendo Ave

The EA is also available online at www.cdot.gov/library/studies/us50ea. Public comments can also be left on the website from May 9 to June 7, as well as the following ways:

  • At the public meeting on May 31, 2016
  • Mail to: CDOT Region 2, c/o Laurel Phillips, 902 Erie Ave. Pueblo CO 81001
  • Facsimile: 719-546-5702
  • Or in person at the public meeting on May 31.

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