US 50 realignment Purcell Boulevard to BNSF Railroad Crossing project suspended temporarily for winter weather

December 28, 2018 - PUEBLO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation, with their contractor Lawrence Construction, has temporarily suspended construction activities on the US 50 West realignment project located on US 50 from Purcell Boulevard to the BNSF railroad crossing (Mile Point 311.2 to MP 312.9).

The remaining work is sensitive to weather temperatures and that work will resume in the Spring of 2019 for 3-4 weeks.

During with winter break, speed reductions have been temporarily lifted and have returned normal travel speeds.  

The final improvements include permanent highway striping, leveling of the highway for roadway smoothness grinding and repairs to the BNSF Railroad bridge structures. These remaining activities are planned during overnight working hours to minimize impact on the travailing public.

“Suspending construction during cold, winter months will ensure work is completed properly and precisely,” CDOT Resident Engineer, Dan Dahlke, explained. “We anticipate a straightforward completion this coming Spring.”    

Motorist are reminded that at the intersection of Pueblo Boulevard (CO 45) and the new westbound US 50, no left and right turns will be permitted. Westbound US 50 motorists who want to access Southbound Pueblo Boulevard can use the new off-ramp to access the intersection at Pueblo Boulevard.

This work is part of CDOT’s US 50 realignment and improvement project in West Pueblo. The project is designed to widen the interchange at US 50/CO 45, redevelop several ramps and bridges, which will improve traffic flow and congestion by increasing vehicle capacity; furthermore, replacing aging bridges will increase motorist and pedestrian safety.  


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