In coordination with the Pueblo County Public Works Department, Pueblo West Public Works will begin chip sealing select roads over the next few weeks. Pueblo County provides their chip application equipment and labor, and Pueblo West purchases all chip seal materials and provides support services.
For the past week, crews have been preparing for the project by conducting asphalt repairs, shouldering, edging, and vegetation removal on edges of the road. Roads planned for chip sealing include Platteville from the Southern Delivery System crossing (SDS) east to the Pueblo city limits, Hahns Peak from Spaulding to Purcell, Bella Casa from Nichols to Avenida Del Oro, and Bayfield from Spaulding to Joe Martinez.
During the chip seal process, from the time the gravel is placed on the road to when the excess is swept away, it is imperative that drivers obey the posted speed limit signs to avoid damage by flying rocks. Rocks thrown from your tires may crack or break a windshield. Flying rocks might also injure pedestrians, bicycle riders, or motorcyclists. Traffic moving at higher speeds can create dust, limit visibility, and cause an inconvenience to local residents. Increased speeds can also cause gravel to break loose from a fresh chip seal causing damage to the new surface. By driving the posted speed limit, you protect your vehicle from unnecessary damage that can be caused by the sprayed asphalt and loose gravel.
Please plan for delays and observe instructions from road crews. We will publish the roads our crews will be working on daily on the Pueblo West Facebook page. We appreciate your patience throughout this road improvement process.