CDOT schedules Bonforte Bridge repairs

Image courtesy of CSU-Pueblo
The university recommends taking a revised route to campus starting in May. | Image courtesy of CSU-Pueblo

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that construction will begin on the Bonforte Bridge May 9 to remove and replace the deck, resulting in the closure of the bridge and main entrance to campus throughout the summer.

The closure will last from May 9 to mid-August.

The bridge will be refinished to provide a more level driving surface, along with wider sidewalks and new guardrails, resulting in a safer and more attractive entry to the campus. Construction was originally intended to take place last fall, but was rescheduled by CDOT.

The tentative completion date for the project is August 13. No access to the campus will be available via Bonforte Boulevard until construction is completed.  Traffic will be detoured to either the Troy Avenue or Walking Stick Blvd exits off State Highway 47.

Traffic flow into the university may be impacted due to lane closures and other delays.

Due to the closure, Pueblo Transit has revised the university and Belmont routes for the length of the project. The university will continue to be served by the University No. 9 Bus, which will arrive at our bus stop at five minutes before the hour on weekdays and Saturdays. For more information on the bus schedules, call 719-553-2727 or visit