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ADA Curb Ramps to be Updated in the Pueblo Metro Area

September 23, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado

Pueblo CountyIn late September, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work on improvements to pedestrian walkways with the installation of ADA compliant curb ramps at various locations along Colorado Highway 45, CO 47, CO 96 and CO 78 throughout Pueblo.

In 2017, CDOT began its five-year, Curb Ramp Accessibility Initiative. This project is part of that initiative and will certify the curb ramps identified in the corridors below, meet ADA and PROWAG standards. 

Curb ramps are required to be in place at every intersection an accessible route crosses a curb to allow access to crosswalks for people with disabilities. 

 

TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Work will be performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pedestrians can expect sidewalk closures and motorists can expect single lane closures. Work is expected to be completed by summer 2021, barring weather and/or shipment delays. 

The project is located at several intersections throughout Pueblo. As the project progresses information for each corridor will be updated on the website. Corridors include: 

  • Corridor 1: CO 96 at Wilson Avenue heading west to CO 96 at Floyd Lane; Partial Corridor 7: CO 47 at Jerry Murphy Road and CO 50 at Hector Garcia Road
  • Corridor 6: CO 45 heading south at various sites 
  • Corridor 5: Patty Drive at Elizabeth Street heading south then west to CO 50 and Wills Boulevard
  • Corridor 2: Elizabeth Street at Ridge Drive heading south to Eagleridge and the I-25 on/off ramps
  • Corridor 3: Frontage Road heading south to West 29 Street; Partial Corridor 7: CO 47 at Jerry Murphy Road and CO 50 at Hector Garcia Road  
  • Corridor 4: West 29 Street and Frontage Road heading east to West 29 Street and I-25 on/off ramps

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION 


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COVID-19   

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely. 

 

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 spacebetween 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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