US 50 Westbound from RR Bridge to West of Pueblo Boulevard

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From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, there will be shoulder closures on US 50 between mile points 311.2 and 312.9. Please watch for flaggers when driving through the construction area.

Project Facts

  • Cost:
    $11 million
  • Average Annual Daily Traffic:

Project Team

  • Contractor(s): Lawrence Construction Company
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On Monday, June 19, crews began work to widen the US Highway 50/Colorado 45 interchange, and to replace the westbound bridge over Wildhorse Dry Creek. Project work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

Project work will include:

  • widening lanes.
  • removing and extensively reconstructing existing westbound US 50 lanes at two separate bridges.
  • adding a third lane to westbound US 50 and aligning it to be parallel with eastbound US 50.
  • intersection improvements at CO 45/Pueblo Boulevard.
  • converting the westbound lanes into an exit ramp for CO 45 and US 50 entrance ramp.
  • enhancing the existing storm sewer system.


Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The project 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

Travel Impacts

  • Expect speed reductions to 45 mph in work zones.
  • Slow down, observe speed limits, avoid distractions and allow extra time for your commute.
  • An alternative route is advised.
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