PUEBLO – The City of Pueblo Public Works Department has been conducting a street condition assessment collecting data on all City streets throughout Pueblo that will continue through early March. This data will be used to help manage over 500 miles of City-owned public roadway assets.
“Our road repair projects are prioritized based on several factors including road condition and traffic volume,” states Andrew Hayes, the City of Pueblo’s director of Public Works. “This assessment of our road network will provide updated condition information that will inform our investment decisions moving forward.”
A van outfitted with cameras and sensors may be seen throughout Pueblo over the next few weeks. The data collected will be used to prioritize repair and maintenance projects and to develop a long-range road maintenance plan that ensures the best return on the investment of fiscal resources dedicated to road repair and maintenance.
The City of Pueblo 2022 budget includes $10 million for road improvements. This is a direct result of the excess Tabor funds approved by Ballot Issue 2A that were passed in November of 2021. This allowed for excess sales tax revenue to be used for road repair, an issue many Puebloans see as a top priority.
“The increased budget for road projects this year is a critical step toward getting our roads back into shape,” says Hayes.
Road projects kicking off during 2022 include Abriendo Ave., Prairie Ave., W. 15th St., Hudson Ave. and Grand Ave. which will all see pavement repairs and other concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and curb ramp upgrades. In total, more than five miles of newly-paved roads will be completed this year.