Projects

US 50 Westbound from RR Bridge to West of Pueblo Boulevard

Traffic Alerts

Ongoing Impacts

  • Beginning Sunday, May 20 and continuing for four weeks, crews will shift traffic on westbound US 50 west of Wills Boulevard.
    • Expect speed reductions to 35 mph, shifts and narrow lanes.
    • Night work is expected.
  • Through November 2018, expect eastbound and westbound shoulder closures on US 50 throughout the work zone.
    • Expect slight delays through the construction zone.

Project Facts

  • Cost:
    $11 million
  • Average Annual Daily Traffic:
    48,000
  • Contractor(s): Lawrence Construction Company
  • Percentage Complete: 25%

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Crews backfull the concrete box culvert

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 have built and installed the US 50 westbound bridge alongside the existing bridge.
  • The team is working on placing the concrete box culvert extension, which will aid the existing drainage system and accommodate the new design of Pueblo Boulevard.
  • Upcoming work:
    • building lanes to assist with the traffic switch onto the new alignment
    • demolishing the original bridge
    • widening the highway
    • paving the roadway
    • constructing shoulders and on-ramps

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


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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