CDOT starts work on signal replacement project on CO 96 in Pueblo

October 19, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado

CO 96 and US 50 Project Map

PUEBLO COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Arrow Electric have started work on a signal replacement project at the intersection of CO 96/Thatcher Avenue and Prairie Avenue in Pueblo. Work will include the removal and installation of traffic signal equipment, poles, mast arms and vehicle detection upgrades at the intersection.  

Additional work includes removing and installing curb, gutter, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps. The new ramps will be in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) requirements. 

Travel Impacts:

Traffic impacts on CO 96/Thatcher Avenue and Prairie Avenue will consist of single lane closures. Hours of operation are:

  • Eastbound Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Westbound  Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The project has an anticipated completion date of March 2022.

Stay Informed and Connect with the Project

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:

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.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • 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.

  • Be patient!

About CDOT

CDOT's  Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.