Work set to restart on US Highway 50 following winter hiatus

Travel Advisory

April 21, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - Project resumes between Bonforte and Avondale boulevards after work was suspended for the winter

Pueblo County — A Colorado Department of Transportation resurfacing and safety project is resuming on US 50 between Bonforte and Avondale boulevards after work was suspended for the winter. The project began in June 2022.

Work begins on Monday, May 1, with rotomilling on eastbound and westbound US 50, east of Troy Avenue. When complete, paving operations begin. Additional improvements include sign installation, new striping, and north slope paving, just east of the CO 46/96 junction.

The project is scheduled for completion in June 2023.

Prior to the winter shutdown, a majority of the project zone was milled and paved, and included micro-surfacing, which provides a protective seal coat on top of the asphalt to extend the life of the pavement. Other functionality improvements included bridge work, guardrail installation, and new ADA ramps.

Traffic Impacts

  • Working times: daylight hours, Monday through Friday.
  • Various lane and shoulder closures, with the speed limit reduced to 40 mph. Traffic fines doubled.

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

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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 space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

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