CO 47 microsurfacing project to begin on June 13

Travel Advisory

June 3, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Project is set in the city of Pueblo

Pueblo — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner Intermountain Slurry, will begin microsurface treatment work on June 13. Work will take place along Colorado Highway 47 in the northeast area of the City of Pueblo from Mile Point 0 to MP 3.

The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface. Work will primarily consist of microsurfacing, which is a protective, thin and tough layer of asphalt blended with a finely crushed stone to make a seal coat. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits including safety and improved quality for driving experience. This is a cost-effective method to renew the road surface and seal minor cracks and other irregularities.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists and area residents can expect the following impacts during construction:

  • Nighttime work hours range from Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the project.
  • Lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, will have up to five-minute delays.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zone.
  • There is a 12-foot lane width restriction in place throughout the duration of the project.
  • The project is scheduled for completion in late July.
CO 47 Resurfacing Project Map in Pueblo
Map of CO 47 identifying resurfacing start and end points east of Interstate 25 in Pueblo from Mile Point 0 to MP 3.

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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