Work resumes on US50 Realignment Purcell Boulevard to the BNSF Railroad Crossing project

August 16, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

Pueblo County The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Lawrence Construction Co. will complete work on the US50 Realignment Purcell Boulevard to the BNSF Railroad Crossing Project beginning on August 18, 2019.

Final improvements include permanent highway striping, and repair work on the BNSF Railroad bridge structures. These remaining activities are planned during overnight working hours to minimize impact on the traveling public. 

This project is part of CDOT’s “Whole System. Whole Safety.” initiative aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public. Safety improvements in this project include redeveloping ramps, and widening and realigning US 50 near the Pueblo Boulevard intersection, which has also increased overall vehicle capacity. A new bridge over Wildhorse Dry Creek has replaced a structure that had been targeted as deficient.


Motorists are reminded that at the intersection of Pueblo Boulevard (CO 45) and the new westbound US50, no left and right turns will be permitted. Westbound US50 motorists who want to access Southbound Pueblo Boulevard can use the new off-ramp to access the intersection at Pueblo Boulevard. 

Working hours are from 9:00 pm to 5:00 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday. This schedule is subject to change.Pueblo 8-16-19.jpg

Project Limits of Construction Work 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!


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 the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


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. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.