Pueblo Active Community Environments (P.A.C.E.)

Downtown 4th Street Traffic Study

How can the City of Pueblo improve 4th Street in the downtown area to make it less of a barrier for walking or biking and maintain adequate motor vehicle traffic flows? 

  • Fourth Street carries a ton of motor vehicle traffic and has minimal right of way space for sidewalks or bike lanes on this busy state highway. This busy roadway is difficult for elderly and those with small children to cross, it is also an intimidating road for many cyclists to ride along as a key connecting route east-west.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has funding to replace the traffic signals on 4th Street between the new bridge across the Arkansas River and I-25 in 2013. 
  • Pueblo City Traffic Engineer conducted a study of traffic flow, capacity, traffic signal timing and walkability and bikeability of the downtown area so planning of road widths and curbing on 4th Street could accommodate future improvements when the traffic signals are replaced.
  • The study encompassed the area from the Riverwalk to 13th Street and I-25 to the Arkansas River to evaluate the utility of one-way roads, motor vehicle include at least one good east-west bike/pedestrian route and one good north-south bike/pedestrian route. The community steering group asked the traffic study consultant to pay close attention to traffic flows that will result on 4th and Elizabeth to West with the Judicial Complex building proposed.

Finding from this study and potential options for improvements in the 4th Street corridor will be presented at a public meeting on

Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Pueblo Convention Center 

The only funding available for improvements is the traffic signal replacement.  Some options may be much more costly and difficult to implement than other plans. But this is an opportunity to plan for the long term future and improve a key part of the downtown area. Public comments are being sought at this meeting!

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