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Upcoming intersection closure at 23rd Lane and Gale Road in Pueblo

February 28, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

PUEBLO COUNTYBeginning Monday, March 2, Colorado Department of Transportation will close the intersection of 23rd Lane and Gale Road in Pueblo for storm sewer installation. This work is part of the ongoing 23rd Lane Storm Sewer Project located between US 50C and Everett Rd.

Motorists can expect a full closure at the intersection of Gale Road and 23rd Lane for approximately two weeks. Motorists will be detoured around the closure via 21st Lane to the west or 25th Lane to the east. Local traffic will be permitted through the closure. 

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TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Regular work hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. No weekend work is anticipated. 

  • For two weeks beginning March 2nd, motorists should expect a 24/7 full closure at the intersection of Gale Road and 23rd Lane. Motorists should also expect ongoing 24/7 full closures on 23rd Lane throughout this project. 

  • Detour routes: Motorists will detour around the closure via 21st Lane or 25th Lane. Local traffic is permitted on 23rd Lane. 

  • There are no speed reductions or oversize/overweight restrictions.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

This project is Phase I of larger improvements scheduled on 23rd Lane. Phase II and III will commence after this project is complete and will include water line work and asphalt paving, respectively (by Water District and Pueblo County). Tony J. Beltramo & Sons, Inc., of Pueblo, CO, is the prime contractor on this Phase I $1.6M project. Work on Phase I is expected to be complete in May 2020.

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 719.219.6865, or visit the project website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/23rd-ln-storm-sewer-us-50c-to-everett-rd. 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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