For the past several years Cañon City, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Wilson & Company (Engineers) have been working to develop and fund a project that would improve pedestrian crossings along US-50 in the Downtown District (1st Street to 15th Street). The project need was originally identified in the US-50 Corridor Plan (2015) which was further refined by the US-50 Pedestrian Crossing Study (2017) and the US-50 West Access Control Plan (2020). Detail design based on the outcome of those plans and the public/stakeholder meetings that advised them is nearing completion and funding through a combination of CDOT grants and a local match has been secured for the first phase of the project. Construction of the first phase is planned to begin after Labor Day 2023 and completed in Spring 2024.
Update 11/9/23: The project has been awarded to the low bidder (Pyramid Excavating). Work is likely to begin in late November or early December.
Update 10/3/2023: The project had to be reissued for bids as there were no bids submitted on the first round that met the federal requirements. We have the project reposted for bids and are starting the process over. We still plan to have construction this fall but it will likely be November by the time we rebid and can issue an award.