Pueblo to Colorado Springs Outrider service on-hold

News Release

October 18, 2023 - Southeastern Colorado - I-25 closure suspends service

Pueblo — Due to the closure of I-25 north of Pueblo, service on the Bustang Outrider route between Pueblo and Colorado Springs has been suspended until further notice.

Northbound and southbound I-25 was closed to all traffic just north of Pueblo after a coal train derailed and the railroad bridge collapsed over the highway on Sunday afternoon.

Since the detour route via US 50 and CO 115 is an additional 58 miles, it would impact scheduled connections with other Bustang and Outrider routes in Pueblo and Colorado Springs.

At this time, the Colorado Department of Transportation does not know when I-25 will reopen, allowing Outrider to resume service between both cities.

The Outrider runs one roundtrip between Lamar, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs, seven days a week.

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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.
  • 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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