CO 96/US 50 Southeast Colorado Signal Replacement

Work this Week

Dec.6, 2021

Motorists can expect:

  • US 50 and Conley Road from MP 376.5 to MP 376.9
    • Intermittent right and left lane closures, shoulder closures, turn lane closures and 45 mph speed limit Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • CO 96/Thatcher Ave. and Prairie Ave. from MP 53.6 to MP 53.9
    • There will be no traffic impacts this week.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Arrow Electric will begin a signal replacement project. New signals will
be installed at the following locations:

  • CO 96/Thatcher Ave. and Prairie Ave. in Pueblo with the project limits from Mile Point 53.6 to MP 53.9.
  • US 50 and Conley Rd. in La Junta with the project limits from MP
    376.5 to MP 376.9.

Work will include the removal and installation of traffic signal equipment,
poles, mast arms, and vehicle detection upgrades at these two
intersection. Additional work includes removing and installing curb,
gutter, and American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps. The new ramps
will be in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines
(PROWAG) requirements.


Work Schedule & Traffic Impacts

  • The project has a start date of October 18, 2021 with an anticipated completion date of March 2022.
  • Traffic impacts on CO 96/Thatcher Ave. and Prairie Ave. will consists of
    single lane closures.
    • Hours of operation are: Eastbound Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westbound Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Traffic impacts on US 50 and Conley Rd. will consist of single lane closures and speed limit reduction to 55 mph.
    • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $1.2 Million
  • Contractor: Sturgeon Electric
  • Timeline: October 2021 - Late October 2022
  • Location: 
  • CO 96/Thatcher Ave. and Prairie Ave. in Pueblo and US 50 and Conley Rd. in La Junta, Pueblo and Otero Counties

CO 96 SE Co. Signal Project Map

CO 96 Project Map

US 50 SE Co. Signal Project Map

US 50 Project Map

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