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Northbound I-25 On- and Off-Ramps at Ilex Street Reopen Friday, May 19

PUEBLO—On the afternoon of Friday, May 19, crews will reopen the northbound I-25 on- and off-ramps for Ilex Street/Exit 98A. Once these ramps are open, Ilex Street will be permanently closed.

While the on-ramp was initially scheduled to remain closed through mid-June, the project team has decided to postpone the ramp work until after Memorial Day to avoid potential impacts for the holiday weekend.

Traffic Impacts

Detours for Ilex Street Closure:

  • Northbound I-25 traffic from Exit 98A: Access Santa Fe Avenue via the new D-Street extension. Motorists will also access northbound I-25, businesses and Runyon Field via the new D-Street Extension.

Slight traffic delays are expected, and motorists are urged to use extra caution while traveling in the new traffic pattern.

About the Project

The I-25 Ilex Street to City Center Drive project is the first project of the New Pueblo Freeway: the reconstruction of I-25 between City Center Drive (1st Street) and Ilex Street through downtown Pueblo. Construction includes upgrading several bridges south of downtown.

The project began in July 2015, and is expected to be completed in 2018.

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