CDOT to replace signs on highways in Pueblo County

April 26, 2019 - Maintenance project to improve safety along CO 45, CO 47, US 50 and I-25

PUEBLO COUNTY - CDOT will replace signs across multiple highways in Pueblo County. Normal working hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during operations motorists should expect shoulder closures. Occasional night time work will also be necessary to allow for a safe work zone, as well as reduced impact on traffic. The impacted highways are:

  • CO 45 (Pueblo Blvd) from MP 8 to 8.74 – from E Spaulding Ave to Bahama Dr
  • CO 47 (University Blvd) from MP 0 to 4.64 – from the I-25 intersection to the CO 50 intersection
  • US 50 from MP 7.39 to 16.95 – from Baxter Rd to Murillo Ln
  • US 50; and from MP 305.21 to 314.60 – from Dirt Rd to the I-25 intersection
  • I-25 from MP 94.74 to MP 102.56 - from south of W Pueblo Blvd to north of Eagleridge Blvd

Safety is a priority and the speed limit may be reduced through the work area; and delays may be expected.

Night time work will require single-lane and shoulder closures for the safety of the traveling public and crews from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Highway signs are an important safety tool that helps CDOT communicate rules, guidance and information to motorists navigating the highway system.

Whole System. Whole Safety  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.

Project Facts

Cost: $791,344

Contractor: Paonia Inc.

Timeline: March 2019 – late June 2019

Overview: The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor, Paonia Inc., are working on this maintenance project and replacing, removing, or installing sign panels and overhead sign structures on I-25, CO 45, CO 47 and CO 50. 

The goal of this maintenance project is to remove and replace obsolete sign panels and structures and install new sign panels and overhead structures to further improve communication with the traveling public.  

Remember to slow for cone zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers; drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be Patient!

Stay Informed


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.