PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo Public Works Department responded to a downed traffic signal at Union Avenue and the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo due to the increased wind overnight on Thursday, Sept. 14. Three traffic maintenance workers and a supervisor were dispatched at 8:35 p.m. to secure the area and were on site until 11:45 p.m. to clear the intersection.
No injuries were reported, and City of Pueblo crews responded immediately to remove the pole. The traffic signal in the opposite facing direction was put out of service temporarily while repairs and updates are being made. Neither traffic signal will be in operation until the pole is replaced.
“The City of Pueblo was made aware of the downed traffic signal pole on Union Ave. due to the high winds and immediately responded to remove the pole until repairs can be made,” said Deputy Director of Public Works Chuck Roy. “No one was injured and although the intersection assists with pedestrian crossing, this will have no major impact to traffic for the public long term until the signal can be replaced.”
At this time, traffic maintenance is working to find a temporary replacement signal. It is likely to be some time before a permanent replacement is available due to the style and features of the signals along Union Ave. Temporary signage will be placed at the crossing to warn pedestrians that the signal is out of order. The City of Pueblo and Public Works Department will share traffic updates and timelines as they become available.
For updates on the project's progress, road closures and traffic advisories, please visit the City of Pueblo’s website www.pueblo.us. The City of Pueblo Public Works Department may be reached at 719-553-2295 or email@example.com for questions or more information.