McCulloch Boulevard Widening

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.

Lead partner for implementation:         Pueblo County, PWMD, and Federal Highway Administration

Current land/property owner:                Pueblo County

Long term maintenance/operations:     PWMD manages roadways via IGA with Pueblo County

Political or jurisdictional approvals:       Pueblo County and PWMD

Design stage:                        McCulloch Roadway widening needs design, FLAP grant ready for design

Entitlement approvals:         required after design effort

Outside funding partner:     Federal Government, Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW), PWMD

Outside funding status:       Federal Government and CPW committed, PWMD needs approval

Planning and design:     County staff can manage design for McCulloch - within 1-2 years; FHWA design for FLAP grant project ready to

                                         begin now

Community outreach:    required during design and construction

Construction:                  Construction over 1-3 years for both projects

Procurement:                  Federal process unknown; County procurement process for McCulloch

Total cost estimate:                 $3M budget estimate for McCulloch; $4.492M for FLAP grant project

Outside funding amount:        $3.719M from FLAP, $269k from CPW, $73k from PWMD

Funding required from 1A:     $3M for McCulloch, of which $431k used on McCulloch applies to FLAP $431k FLAP grant match:

                                                   $100k in 2019; $331k in 2021

Explanation of costs:               all $3M applies to hard and soft costs of construction on McCulloch widening, while simultaneously

                                                   fulfilling grant match for FLAP

Long term maintenance:         various components maintained by Pueblo County and/or PWMD

Supporting documents:          none

Political:                          establish IGA for funding with PWMD

Legal:                              draft IGA terms

Design/construction:     engage County Public Works for design effort