US 50 Bonforte to Avondale Resurfacing

Work this Week
August 8 - 12, 2022

Detour from US Highway 50 to Paul Harvey Crews working on the US Highway 50 resurfacing project from Bonforte Boulevard in Pueblo to Avondale Boulevard will put in a signed detour starting Wednesday night. Traffic will be detoured from US 50 to Paul Harvey Blvd then onto William White Blvd and Pete Jimenez Parkway. The detour will be in place on Thursday night as well. It is possible the detour will be in effect for more nights the following week.

CDOT, in conjunction with Martin Marietta, will have the detour in place because the roadway under the bridge is too narrow for traffic to get through with milling and paving operations. The detour will help eliminate a safety hazard that could take place where the bridge narrows.

Traffic Impacts

  • August 8 and 9, motorists will encounter a detour from US 50 to Paul Harvey Blvd.
  • Beginning July 31, motorists will encounter night work on US 50 from Bonforte Blvd to Avondale Blvd. Traffic impacts include:
    • Detour will take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. With the possibility of it being in place next week as well.
    • Various lane and shoulder closures will take place within the work zone with speeds reduced to 45 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.

About the Project:

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.

Work Schedule

  • Working times will be daytime hours, Monday through Friday and night work will take place Sunday through Thursday.

Traffic Impacts

  • July 31 - September 29 crews will be doing night work Sunday through Thursday.
  • Throughout the duration of the project crews will work during the day Monday through Friday.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $ 17,781,881
  • Contractor: Martin Marietta
  • Timeline: June - Winter 2022
  • Location: US Highway 50 in Pueblo, and continues to Avondale