New Pueblo Jail groundbreaking

Two major projects in Pueblo County are now officially underway. A new jail and an expansion of a major road. The new jail is going to be built off of Pueblo Boulevard just South of Highway 50. As part of the project, Joe Martinez boulevard is being extended from Pueblo West to Pueblo Boulevard. The cost of these projects combined is 180 million dollars. It's being made possible thanks to two voter-approved ballot measures one for capital improvement projects in 2016 and a retail marijuana tax increase in 2019.