West Pueblo Connector Study

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West Pueblo Connector Study

Purpose and Need

The purpose of this project is to provide a new alignment for a multi-modal facility to connect the neighborhoods in northwest Pueblo to downtown with a crossing of the railroad yards.  The connection would eliminate significant

out of direction travel for all travelers between the two areas and be particularly beneficial for emergency service response times. In addition, this connection is a crucial component of the larger West Pueblo Connector which will enhance regional connectivity for northwest Pueblo neighborhoods, relieve congestion on Pueblo Boulevard (SH

45), Thatcher Avenue (SH96) and US 50, provide multimodal facilities, and support locally adopted plans.

The needs for this project are to:

  • Improve safety response times;

  • Increase the mobility between downtown and northwest Pueblo neighborhoods;

  • Alleviate congestion on Pueblo Boulevard (SH45), Thatcher Avenue (SH96) and US 50 caused by travelers forced out of direction as they try to move to/from downtown;

  • Accommodate multimodal connectivity (including transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities);

  • Maintain reasonable access to future growth.

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