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Traffic Switch on US 50C in Pueblo the Week of April 22

April 12, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

PUEBLO, CO —The week of April 22, weather dependent, it is anticipated that there will be a major traffic shift on US 50C from just east of Aspen Rd. to Delta St. Crews will be closing the westbound lanes on US 50C and east- and westbound traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes. Traffic will be narrowed to one lane in each direction. The intersection of US 50C and Aspen Rd. is also expected to re-open at this time.

Work will occur between mile points (MP) 2.72 and 3.10 on US 50C in Pueblo. The traffic switch will be in effect 24/7 for approximately three weeks.

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US 50C Traffic Switch Map

TRAVEL IMPACTS

  • Traffic switch on US 50C from MP 2.72 to 3.10. Westbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes 24/7. Traffic will be narrowed to one lane in each direction.

  • Motorists should expect some delays, especially traveling westbound on US 50C.

  • The full closure at Aspen Rd./US 50C will re-open the week of April 22 and traffic signals will be restored to full functionality.

  • Business access will be maintained throughout construction.

Remember to Slow for the 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!

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND SCHEDULE

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Tony J. Beltramo & Sons, Inc. are currently working to improve drainage and upgrade ADA ramps on US 50C in the area of Aspen Rd. This work is part of the US 50C (Santa Fe Ave./Dr.) 4th St. to Baxter Rd. Overlay and Drainage project, which will improve drainage of the roadway, making travel safer for motorists. This project will also bring pedestrian ramps up to current ADA standards and increase accessibility.

During the first phase of this project, motorists will experience single lane closures on US 50C in each direction between Aspen Rd. to Delta St. to complete drainage work. Other work to improve ADA ramps will require additional road closures in the project zone.

Work will take place 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Get direct email announcements and updates by signing up at [email protected]. For additional information about this project, call the local project information line at 719.544.4744 or 719.240.7133, or visit the project website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/us-50c-overlay-drainage-improvements-pueblo. Information about weekly lane closures is available at https://www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. For information regarding CDOT projects statewide, log on to www.codot.gov. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/coloradodot.  

 

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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