Projects

US 50 Westbound from RR Bridge to West of Pueblo Boulevard

Work This Week

September 9 - 10

  • Expect overnight westbound alternating left and right land closures

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11 million
  • Average Annual Daily Traffic: 48,000
  • Contractor: Lawrence Construction Company
  • Timeline: June 2017 - Spring 2019
  • Percentage Complete: 93%

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Since June 2017, crews have been widening the US Highway 50/Colorado 45 interchange, and replacing the westbound bridge over Wildhorse Dry Creek. Project work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.


Progress

  • Crews are installing new arrow symbols at US 50 and CO 45, as well as an LED "No Left Turn" sign on the mast arm of westbound US 50 at Pueblo Boulevard.
  • All lanes are now open and accessible in the new alignment.
  • No left turns are allowed at the intersection of Pueblo Boulevard (CO 45) and the new westbound US 50. To access southbound Pueblo Boulevard from westbound US 50, use the new off-ramp.
  • While the new off-ramp to Pueblo Boulevard has been used as part of the westbound US 50 main line for several months, it will now be used only to and from Pueblo Boulevard.
  • Northbound traffic on Pueblo Boulevard will remain in the same configuration that it is in now.

Schedule

Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The project has been/will be completed in the following phases:

  • Phase 1: June 2017 – January 2018
    • grading and dirt excavation;
    • cross pipes installation; and
    • new bridge construction/installation (old bridge unaffected)

  • Phase 2: January 2018 – April 2018
    • utility relocations; and
    • bridge demolition

  • Phase 3: April 2018 – August 2018
    • highway widening (to ultimately connect to new bridge); and
    • roadway paving

  • Phase 4: August 2018 – October 2018
    • outside lanes construction;
    • shoulder installation; and
    • on-ramp construction

  • Phase 5: October 2018
    • construct shoulder and on-ramps

  • Phase 6: December 2018
    • remove and replace asphalt; and
    • project-wide mill and overlay

    • UPDATE December 2018 - project is off the road during winter months and will return in spring for final pavement markings.

Travel Impacts

  • Expect speed reductions to 45 mph in work zones. The speed limit on the new on- and off-ramps have also been reduced to 35 mph.
  • Slow down, observe speed limits, avoid distractions and allow extra time for your commute.
  • An alternative route is advised.

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