Jan 14, 2013 6:21 PM by Lacey Steele

Pueblo Freeway closer to a reality

If you're ready for an update to I-25 in Pueblo, it's closer to reality than ever before!

A study has been going on for about 12 years.

The seven mile, $800 million project will have to be done in sections, and it can't start until an environmental impact statement is complete.

That should be in the next few months, so the first phase can begin this summer to update the interstate built in the 1950's without standards.

"We see that in short acceleration and deceleration lanes, or none at all," said Joe DeHeart, of Colorado Department of Transportation. "We have curves that are tight, curves that cause accidents, and so primarily that is the biggest focus of rebuilding I-25."

That first phase is updating the Ilex bridge.

During construction two lanes will be open, and if they have to do any closures, they'll try to make those happen at night.



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