Critical culvert repairs along I-25 and CO 12 will begin in early February

Travel Advisory

February 5, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Repairs will prolong culvert lifespan

Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Siete, Inc. will begin work on repairing culverts that are in critical condition along Interstate 25 south of Pueblo and Colorado Highway 12.

Crews plan to start repairs the first week of February at four locations on I-25 between Pueblo and the New Mexico border with three additional locations on CO 12 between La Veta and Trinidad. All culverts are in immediate need of repair, which includes new linings, headwalls and concrete reinforcements. This type of work expands the longevity of the culvert without having to replace it.

As a result of these improvements, travelers will enjoy a smoother and safer driving experience.

Traffic Impacts

Beginning in early February, motorists will encounter roadwork on I-25 at mile posts 88.25, 81.38, 16.44 and 10.01, and CO 12 MP 27.21, 64.4 and 66.9.

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during winter months and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during summer months
  • Shoulder closures are expected in the work zones while repairs take place.
  • Lane closures as needed to transport materials
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 50 mph through the work zones on I-25 and 40 mph on CO 12
  •  The project is expected to last through the end of July 2024
Critical Culvert Map
Critical Culvert Working Location Map along I-25 and CO 12

Project Information

For additional information about this project:

Know Before You Go

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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