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Purcell roundabout installation begins

Along with the summer heat also comes summer construction.

The much-anticipated installation of the roundabout at Purcell and Platteville boulevards with Martin Marietta began Monday.

Scheduled completion of the project

Actual construction of the roundabout will begun around July 14, after storm water permits, construction trailer and other necessary mobilization issues are put into place, said Mark Pierson, project manager for the Pueblo County Department of Engineering and Public Works.

“The detour for the project will be put into effect the day before the contractor will be on the job breaking ground,” Pierson said.

Platteville Boulevard also will be closed July 15 and July 16 for road repairs at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (or BNSF) railroad crossing.

Detour signs also will be posted for this route.

Traveling further north, the Colorado Department of Transportation begins rotomilling and paving Interstate 25.

In addition to milling and paving 10.3 miles of Interstate 25 between Purcell Boulevard and Bragdon Interchange and the Rancho Colorado Boulevard Interchange, the project includes bridge work, improves erosion control, new guardrails, signs and striping.

Work will be suspended from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1 to minimize impacts for State Fair traffic.

Bridge work on two structures begins after Labor Day.  It will involve rebuilding the approaches, and installing new expansion joints and bridge rail.  Additional information will be distributed in late August. 

For more information about the roundabout project, call the Pueblo County Department of Engineering and Public Works at 583-6040.

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