1A Projects

Main Street Pedestrian, Parking and Streetscape Improvements

Project description and location

Main Street runs through the heart of downtown Pueblo, with many of the core civic, business and tourism related buildings and destinations fronting to this street, including the convention center. The stated improvements to support pedestrian activity, parking and enhance streetscaping are planned for the section of Main St. between D St. and City Center Drive, possibly extending further as the budget allows. A planning study is needed to coordinate improvements with the City’s masterplans for roadway designs in the surrounding areas. The City’s construction of a pedestrian crossing near the Convention Center will begin in September 2018. The planning effort anticipates studying both the Main St. and Union Ave. improvements in the downtown area, as both are 1A eligible projects.

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38° 15' 54.5724" N, 104° 36' 39.6324" W
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McCulloch Boulevard Widening

Project description and location

McCulloch Boulevard curves through Pueblo West as a arterial roadway to the north and south of Highway 50. The widening of McCulloch Boulevard is planned for the southern portion of the road, from John Powell Blvd to Nichols Road, including improvements to the intersection and turn lanes from McCulloch Blvd. to Nichols Road. Pueblo West Metro District (PWMD) has been awarded a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant that will improve trails, a bridge, and Nichols Road from McCulloch south into the reservoir. The FLAP grant requires a local match that can utilize County 1A and PWMD funds, enabling a major Federal project beyond the McCulloch widening and at minimal local expense.

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38° 18' 47.4588" N, 104° 45' 4.6692" W
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Platteville Boulevard Reconstruction

Project description and location

The section of Platteville Boulevard intended for reconstruction needs further definition, as the roadway exists within the City of Pueblo, in unincorporated Pueblo County, and curving through Pueblo West. This project was placed on the 1A> project list with the intent of supporting interconnectivity between I25 and Pueblo West, given the recently completed interchange at Dillon Drive and I25. Multiple sections of Platteville Boulevard require reconstruction as this is a high traffic roadway now directly connecting to the interstate via Dillon Drive.

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38° 20' 30.1092" N, 104° 38' 25.9008" W
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Pueblo West Parks

Project description and location

The Pueblo West Metro District is responsible for governmental functions covering the community of Pueblo West, including parks and recreation. PWMD anticipates building an aquatics center in 2025, when tax revenues available to PWMD will free up and be available to borrow against and fund construction of an aquatics center. PWMD has requested that the 1A Community Improvement Program funding be made available in 2025 to support construction of the aquatics center.

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38° 21' 14.796" N, 104° 43' 25.2588" W
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Pueblo West Safe Routes to School Improvements

Project description and location

Pueblo West Metro District applied for a CDOT Safe Routes to School grant in 2016 and were unsuccessful in that request, having successfully obtain SRTS grants in previous funding cycles. The proposed improvements in the 2016 request are to construct a trail along S. McCulloch Boulevard between Hahns Peak Ave. and Joe Martinez Blvd, then head easterly along the north side of Joe Martinez Blvd. to Civic Center Drive. This trail improvement would create access from Swallows Charter Academy, the Pueblo West Library, Civic Center Park and local businesses, and eliminate a hazardous condition surrounding the school currently.

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38° 19' 30.3564" N, 104° 44' 31.074" W
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Rye Mountain Park Enhancements

Project description and location

Rye Mountain Park is located west of the town of Rye in southwestern Pueblo County, encompassing trails, picnic areas, and a playground within a Ponderosa Pine forest setting. Enhancements to the park are conceptual and include softball field upgrades, upgrades to children playground to include ADA compliant equipment, restroom upgrades to include meet ADA compliance, and fire mitigation throughout the property to include a 10’ fire free zone around the property boundary. The anticipated timing for implementation is within a year once the scope of enhancements is finalized.

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37° 55' 16.4964" N, 104° 57' 19.8432" W
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Southwest Chief to Pueblo

Project description and location

Amtrak’s Southwest Chief, a multi-state passenger train, is anticipated to travel to Pueblo using a thru-car option to and from La Junta, thereby using BNSF and/or UPRR rails to deliver the train daily. Implementation of this service will cost tens of millions in funding, requiring Federal and/or State in partnership with the County’s funds. Initial work within the County can plan for the train, including identifying and conceptualizing a station location through a proposed Station Area Plan.

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Project Site
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38° 15' 47.2032" N, 104° 37' 1.9164" W
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St. Charles Mesa Community Center

Project description and location

The development of a Community Center on the St. Charles Mesa requires further study and definition, including a community outreach process. The County recently acquired the Boy’s Ranch and is considering the use of this facility as the Community Center, however, community input is needed on the best location to serve the Mesa residents.

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38° 13' 46.3872" N, 104° 32' 44.1024" W
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St. Charles Mesa Road Improvements

Project description and location

The Public Works Department for Pueblo County has identified a series of roadway segments on the St. Charles Mesa that need road and drainage improvements, all located to the east of I25 and south of the Arkansas River. Numerous road segments on this list are available for partial funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), including one project that received a funding grant in 2017 and construction is almost complete, planning for the County 1A funds to repay the roadway fund for the cost of this once project 1A funds are available.

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38° 14' 48.0444" N, 104° 32' 20.3136" W
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Union Avenue Pedestrian, Parking and Streetscape Improvements

Project description and location

Union Avenue exists exclusively within the downtown Pueblo area and parallels Main Street from southwest of the Arkansas River and running northeast to City Center Drive. The Union Avenue Historic Commercial District is a century‐old business district with dozens of historically designated structures fronting Union Avenue including retail shops, restaurants, civic buildings and the crossing of HARP. The stated improvements to support pedestrian activity, parking and enhance streetscaping are not defined at this time. A planning study, in partnership with the Main St. improvements, is needed to coordinate improvements with the City’s masterplans for roadway designs in the surrounding areas.

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38° 15' 57.1824" N, 104° 36' 42.1056" W
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