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US 50C milling and paving beginning in Pueblo at the end of July

July 23, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

PUEBLO — Starting the week of July 29, crews will begin milling and paving on US Highway (US) 50C from the Salt Creek Bridge to 4th Street in Pueblo. Crews will first mill the roadway surface, then repave, followed by final striping.

Work will begin at the Salt Creek Bridge and extend into the City of Pueblo to 4th Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane traffic in each direction during work hours. Lane closures will be one mile in length at a time. Milling and paving operations are expected to last two months and should be complete by the end of September, weather dependent. Business access will be maintained throughout construction. 


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TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Regular work hours are Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. No weekend work is anticipated. 

  • Motorists can expect single lane closures in each direction on US 50C from the Salt Creek Bridge (MP 2.35) to 4th Street (MP 0.04).

  • Intersecting streets will be closed at US 50C during milling and paving work. These closures will be limited to the locations work is actively taking place. Motorists will be detoured to the blocks east and west of the closure. 

  • Motorists should expect some delays as crews complete milling and paving. 

  • There will be no milling and paving during the Colorado State Fair, from August 23 to September 2. 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Tony J. Beltramo & Sons, Inc. are currently completing work on the US 50C (Santa Fe Ave./Dr.) 4th St. to Baxter Rd. Overlay and Drainage project. This project includes drainage improvements, ADA ramp upgrades, and milling and paving on US 50C. Work on this project will make travel safer for motorists and will improve the surface of the roadway. 

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. 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.  

REMEMBER: 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!

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

ABOUT CDOT

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.  

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