Projects

I-25, Ilex Street to City Center Drive

Project Facts

  • Time Frame: July 2015 - December 2018
  • Cost: $69 million
  • Contractor(s): Flatiron Construction

In July 2015, crews started work on this project, which will replace bridges on I-25 between Ilex Street and City Center Drive in Pueblo. Work also includes:

  • rehabilitating bridges on northbound I-25 over Santa Fe Avenue (US 50C), I-25 over Indiana Avenue, on Santa Fe Avenue over the Arkansas River, and on Northern Avenue and Mesa Avenue over I-25.
  • designing and building a new bridge on I-25 over Union Pacific Railroad.
  • improving on- and off-ramps from City Center Drive to D Street.
  • improving the surfaces of D Street, Bennett Street, Clark Street and Santa Fe Avenue.
  • construcing a new, safer intersection at D Street and Santa Fe Avenue.

Crews anticipate traffic will be in its final configuration in February with project completion in Spring 2019.

  • Final top asphalt layer to improve smoothness - expect continuing single-lane closures on I-25
  • Landscaping/seeding
  • Finishing and contouring of fill slopes
  • Sediment and detention ponds
  • Installation of signs and lighting
  • Completion of Thomas Phelps Creek Trail
  • Staining retaining walls and bridgesl
  • Final striping
  • Median barrier construction
  • Guardrail and median at Truss Bridge over Arkansas

Bridge rehabilitation has been completed at Indiana, Northern, Mesa, Green Truss Bridge, and I-25 over Santa Fe Avenue. Crews also completed drainage and safety features on I-25 from Santa Fe Avenue to City Center Drive, and finalized new highway interchanges, southbound at Santa Fe Avenue as well as northbound at D Street and City Center Drive. Crews wrapped up construction on I-25 over Gruma Drive, I-25 over Union Pacific and BNSF railroads, and I-25 over D Street. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls have been installed along the length of the project.

Recently Completed work


  • City Center Drive On Ramp - reopened to traffic
  • Decorative columns
  • Lanes shifted to final alignment
  • Acceleration and deceleration lanes open
  • Normal working hours are from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Speeds have been reduced to 25 mph in both directions of Northern Avenue from Elm Street to Taylor Avenue, and on southbound Santa Fe Avenue from Locust Street to Santa Fe Drive.
  • Speeds have been reduced to 45 mph on I-25 over Santa Fe (US 50C).

Please use caution and stay alert while traveling through the construction zone.

Upcoming Work

This project is scheduled for completion in Spring of 2019. Remaining work on the project includes:


  • Final top asphalt layer to improve smoothness - expect continuing single-lane closures on I-25
  • Landscaping/seeding
  • Finishing and contouring of fill slopes
  • Sediment and detention ponds
  • Installation of signs and lighting
  • Completion of Thomas Phelps Creek Trail
  • Staining retaining walls and bridges
  • Final striping
  • Median barrier construction
  • Guardrail and median at Truss Bridge over Arkansas

In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and CDOT initiated an Environmental Impact State Study (EIS) as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of I-25 through Pueblo, Colorado. This project was designed with respect for the traditions and trends of the Pueblo community, and is consistent with the New Pueblo Freeway EIS and aesthetic guidelines established for the I-25 corridor through Pueblo.

CDOT started this project in July 2015. The first segment of construction consists of replacing bridges on I-25 between Ilex Street and City Center Drive. Work includes rehabilitation of bridges on:

  • northbound I-25 over Santa Fe Avenue (US 50C);
  • I-25 over Indiana Avenue;
  • Santa Fe Avenue (US 50C) over the Arkansas River; and
  • Northern Avenue and Mesa Avenue over I-25.

The project was designed with respect for the traditions and trends of the Pueblo community. One section of the recently installed D Street wall panels displays the image of a baseball player, paying homage to Pueblo's beloved pastime.

The I-25/Ilex Design-Build project team is taking care to comply with environmental requirements and develop processes so work activities are protective of human health and the environment.

This project receives 60 percent Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER) funds and 40 percent Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnership (RAMP) funds.

  • FASTER funding legislation pays for safety projects and repairs for structurally deficient bridges as well as safety improvements to Colorado's key corridors.
  • RAMP program funds help move projects forward by funding multi-year projects based on year of expenditure, rather than saving for the full amount of a project before it starts.

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