Projects

US 50 Purcell Interchange

Work this Week

Week of August 16 - 21
  • From 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, motorists can expect a right-lane and right shoulder closure on westbound US 50 between Pueblo Boulevard and Purcell Boulevard to construct a concrete barrier.
  • Flaggers will direct travelers through the work area and speeds will be reduced to 55 mph.
  • The right lane will reopen each morning at 7 a.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, motorists will encounter alternating lane closures on Purcell Boulevard from Spaulding Avenue to Industrial Avenue. Flaggers will guide travelers through the work area, and short delays can be expected.
  • Normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work during overnight hours can be expected during some phases of the project.
US 50 Purcell Map

About the Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin construction July 28 on the new interchange at US Highway 50 and Purcell Boulevard in Pueblo West. The first phase of the project is lengthening the third westbound travel lane of US 50 between Pueblo Blvd. and Purcell Blvd. Additional improvements such as sidewalks, curbs and gutter are part of the project design.

 These improvements will significantly increase safety on a roadway that carries a high volume of traffic, reduce commuting times for area residents, and allow pedestrians to safely navigate the intersection.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $33 Million
  • Contractor: Kirkland Construction
  • Timeline:  Late July 2020 – Late October 2021
    • Location: US 50 Between Pueblo Boulevard and Purcell Boulevard, mileposts 311.78 - 307.28, Pueblo County


    Proposed Work Schedule

    • Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work during overnight hours can be expected during some phases of the project.


    Traffic Impacts

    • During the initial phase of the project, motorists will encounter a night-time closure of the right lane and right shoulder on westbound US 50 beginning at 7 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday evenings as crews set barrier to create the work zone. The right lane will reopen each morning at 6 a.m. The right shoulder will remain closed until construction is nearly complete.

      • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zone
      • Delays up to 10 minutes can be expected


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