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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Prairie Avenue Paving Project to Begin

PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo Public Works Department announced the paving project commencement for Prairie Avenue from Pueblo Boulevards to Northern Avenue beginning the week of September 25 with project completion anticipated in mid-November.

“South Prairie Avenue has long been in need of improvement due to wear and tear from heavy traffic, weather conditions, and the passage of time,” said City of Pueblo Public Works Director Andrew Hayes. “The City of Pueblo recognizes the inconvenience and discomfort that commuters and residents have endured on this critical thoroughfare, and we are committed to delivering a smoother and safer driving experience for everyone.”

Preparation for the project prior to overlay and paving work already began with concrete upgrades and repairs, utility pole relocation and manhole adjustments. The project includes resurfacing the entire stretch of Prairie Avenue from Pueblo Boulevard with upgrades including drainage system improvement, replacement of damaged curbs and sidewalks, relocations of a pedestrian crosswalk and installing a new traffic signal at O’Neal Avenue.

The much-needed revitalization of Prairie Avenue is due to a collaboration with the City of Pueblo, the Colorado Department of Transportation and many community stakeholders.

Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar expressed his excitement for this project, saying, "The Prairie Avenue Road Paving Project has been long-awaited, and its commencement marks a significant step toward improving the condition of the major roads in our city. We are dedicated to enhancing the daily lives of our residents and ensuring that our roadways are safe and reliable."/

For updates on the project's progress, road closures and traffic advisories, please visit the City of Pueblo’s website The City of Pueblo Public Works Department may be reached at 719-553-2295 or for questions or more information.

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