US 50 Lane Closures for Fiber Line Installation

News Release

January 23, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

Pueblo County — Beginning January 27th, CDOT and contractor WYCO, will have 1000 foot lane closures, in one lane of traffic, on US 50 West in order to install new fiber line. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., motorists will encounter westbound lane closures along US 50 from Aspen Rd. to 25th Lane. Crews will work on a 1000 foot section of the lane, which will be closed during daytime operation hours of the project. The project will progress westbound each week.  Business and resident access will be open. Project anticipated to be completed in Spring 2020. 

Work will begin near Aspen Road, mile point 2.84 on Monday, January 27th.


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!


In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System—Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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.