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US 50/Purcell Blvd. Interchange Construction Begins July 28

July 20, 2020 - Southwestern Colorado

Motorists should expect delays 


PUEBLO COUNTY The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin construction July 28 on the new interchange at US Highway 50 and Purcell Boulevard in Pueblo West. The first phase of the project is lengthening the third westbound travel lane of US 50 between Pueblo Blvd. and Purcell Blvd. Additional improvements such as sidewalks, curbs and gutter are part of the project design. Work is expected to be complete in fall 2021.

These improvements will significantly increase safety on a roadway that carries a high volume of traffic, reduce commuting times for area residents, and allow pedestrians to safely navigate the intersection.

"US 50 is of vital importance to the residents of Pueblo West as well as the traveling public,” explained Transportation Commissioner Bill Thiebaut. “I appreciate the willingness of all Coloradoans to invest in these improvements, which will enhance safety and mobility -- it truly will be a citizens highway."

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

During the initial phase of the project, motorists will encounter a night-time closure of the right lane and right shoulder on westbound US 50 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening as crews set concrete barriers to create the work zone. The right lane will reopen each morning at 6 a.m. The right shoulder will remain closed until construction is nearly complete.

Speeds will be reduced to 55 MPH in the project area, and motorists can expect short delays. 

PROJECT & TRAVEL INFO

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Colorado: The Official State Web Portal