Big plans for future transportation projects in Pueblo

Posted at 6:32 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 20:32:24-04

There are major plans for the future of transportation projects in Pueblo, but big plans also come with big budgets. That means finding dollars before any work can happen. State and local leaders met on Friday to talk about what is ahead for future Pueblo road projects.

The message from transportation leaders is the idea that a good transportation system gets your around and also moves the state forward. "For the economy, for the quality of life of people," said CDOT Chief Engineer, Josh Laipply.

The project topping the priority list in Pueblo is continuing improvements on I-25. Work would happen from City Center Driver to 13th Street. The cost estimate for the project is close to $225 million. Moving forward depends on finding funding.

One possibility depends on voters. There is initiative going to the November ballot asking for a sales tax increase in the state to fund specific transportation projects prioritized by the Colorado’s Transportation Commissioners.