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Expect Partial Closures for CO 96 Signal & Drainage Work in Pueblo

April 15, 2019 -


PUEBLO COUNTY—On Monday, April 22, crews will begin maing draining and traffic-signal improvements on Colorado Highway 96 between Orman and Abriendo avenues (mile points 54.26 to 54.79) in Pueblo. During work, drivers can expect shoulder and lane closures, and traffic delays. Partial closures of CO 96 will be in effect until December 2019.

Benefits

  • By improving the drainage system and turn signals at defined intersections throughout the work zone, this work will enhance roadway safety and operations, and extend the highway's lifespan.
  • Traffic will flow more efficiently with the new traffic signals.
  • Reduce the speeds of vehicles approaching turns via a southbound double-left turn lane and flashing yellow turn arrows.
  • Drainage improvements will reduce hydroplaning at the intersection.
  • Improve and provide Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) -compliant pedestrian crossings.
  • Reduce speeding by adding "Your Speed Is" monitoring signs.

Schedule

  • Night work: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday through Thursday
  • Day work: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Travel Impacts

  • Expect partial closures and delays during the scheduled work hours.
  • Work is expected to be completed by December 2019, barring weather and/or shipment delays.
  • Expect partial closures on CO 96 between mile points 54.26 and 54.79.

Safety Tips

Use the following tips 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 and drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so 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!

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ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices 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, and 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. 

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