Travelers on US 50 shifting to ramps at Purcell Boulevard

Travel Advisory

July 16, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado - Traffic shift will be in place until interchange is constructed

PUEBLO —  Beginning Tuesday evening, motorists traveling eastbound and westbound on US 50 will be directed on to the newly constructed ramps that will become part of the final interchange design at Purcell Boulevard
US 50 Purcell Map


The traffic shift will take place during night work, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and will require a full closure of Purcell Blvd. at the US 50 intersection so crews can install temporary traffic lights.

The ramps will have dedicated left and right turn lanes and two through lanes that will move motorists back onto US 50 beyond the intersection. Slight delays can be expected in this phase of work.

Once traffic is shifted to the ramps, crews will conduct extensive earthwork, install wick drains for soil compaction, and begin to build the bridge that will take US 50 traffic over Purcell Blvd.

Sidewalk, curb and gutter work continues along the west side of Purcell Blvd. from Spaulding Ave. to Industrial Blvd.

Normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work during overnight hours and on Saturdays can be expected during some phases of the project. No work is expected on major holidays. The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

The project 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.

Stay Informed 

More information is available at: 

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Project information hotline: 719-789-5099

Project email: [email protected]

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