US 50 West Wills Blvd to McCulloch Blvd Environmental Assessment

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on the US 50 West Wills Blvd to McCulloch Blvd Environmental Assessment (EA). This will provide additional safety and capacity improvements to US 50 in Pueblo and Pueblo West Metropolitan District (PWMD).

Improvements include:

  • widening 3.4 miles of westbound US 50 between Wills Blvd and Purcell Blvd, from two lanes to three lanes;
  • widening 2.4 miles of westbound and eastbound US 50 between Purcell Blvd and McCulloch Blvd, from two lanes to three lanes in each direction; and
  • establishing grade-separated interchanges at Purcell Blvd and Pueblo Boulevard.

These proposed improvements are elements of the Pueblo Area Council of Governments long range plan that CDOT recommended for US 50 from Swallows Rd to Baltimore Ave, and identified in the US 50 West Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study, 2012. See information on the US 50 West PEL.

EA Availability and Public Meeting Documents

The EA is available for public review and comment from May 9 to June 7, 2016, at the following locations:

CDOT and FHWA offices

  • CDOT Region 2 Office
    902 Erie Ave.
  • CDOT Region 2 Office
    1480 Quail Lake Loop
    Colorado Springs
  • CDOT Headquarters Library
    4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
    Shumate Library
  • FHWA Colorado Division Office
    12300 West Dakota Ave., #1800

City of Pueblo libraries

  • Pueblo Library
    Barkman Branch
    1300 Jerry Murphy Road
  • Pueblo Library
    Lamb Branch
    2525 S. Pueblo Blvd.
  • Pueblo Library
    Pueblo West Branch
    298 S Joe Martinez Blvd.
  • Pueblo Library
    Rawlings Branch
    100 E. Abriendo Ave.

At the end of the public comment period, FHWA and CDOT will consider the public's comments and prepare a decision document that is anticipated to be completed in fall 2016.