Resurfacing of US 50 between Pueblo and Avondale begins June 13, 2022

Description: The project will start at the intersection of US 50 and Bonforte Boulevard in Pueblo and continue east on US 50 to Avondale Boulevard with completion of the project expected this Winter. CDOT Press Release.


Published: 06/12/2022
Byline: Hart

 

Resurfacing of US 50 Project begins June 13 with Completion Expected this Winter

PUEBLO COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Martin Marietta, will be resurfacing US Highway 50 between Mile Post 316.5 and MP 331. The project will start at the intersection of US 50 and Bonforte Boulevard in Pueblo and continue east on US 50 to Avondale Boulevard. Other improvements that will be done to the roadway include micro-surfacing, bridge work, guardrail replacement, ADA ramps, and possible slope paving. The work being done will significantly improve the safety and functionality of the highway. Work will start on Monday, June 13 with completion expected this winter. 

Traffic Impacts 

Beginning June 13, motorists will encounter work on US 50 from Bonforte Blvd to Avondale Blvd. Traffic impacts include:

  • Working times will be daytime hours, Monday through Friday
  • Various lane and shoulder closures will take place within the work zone with speeds reduced to 40 mph.
  • Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone. 
  • Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zones, drive with caution, allow extra space between vehicles, and give themselves extra travel time.

Project Information 

For additional information about this project:

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!

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