US 385 Holyoke North Resurfacing

About the Project:

This is an infrastructure and accessibility upgrade project along US Highway 385 north of Holyoke. The main scope of work includes rehabilitating the pavement and widening shoulders along a ten-mile stretch of US 385. Other work includes subbase excavation, milling, base course, asphalt overlay, culvert extensions, signage, striping, and installing new ADA-compliant curb ramps along US 385 and US 6 within the city limits. The new curb ramps will be sloped for easier access, finished with a slip resistant surface, and will include other features to meet ADA guidelines.

This state and federally funded project is part of CDOT’s 10-year plan to restore this section of two-lane highway to optimal condition and add much-needed curb ramps at various intersections in downtown Holyoke to improve accessibility for all pedestrians.

Work Schedule:

Work will begin with the installation of new ADA curb ramps at 16 intersections along a section of US 385 and US 6 (see map). This first phase of work is expected to last until July, with minor impacts to sidewalks during the period of construction. The second phase of work consists of the resurfacing of over ten miles of pavement, widening shoulders, and making safety improvements on US 385. The project has an expected full completion date of late October.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists and pedestrians can expect the following during various phases of work:

  • Sidewalk closures will exist during curb ramp work, with pedestrian detour routes in place.
  • Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.
  • Alternating single lane closures will be in place in both directions of US 385 during the resurfacing phase.
  • Pilot cars will be present to direct alternating traffic flows during single lane alignments.
  • Motorists can expect delays up to 10 minutes during alternating traffic holds.
  • A width restriction of 12 feet will exist during the resurfacing work.
  • Construction devices, reflective cones and signs will exist to maintain safety.
  • All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Lane closures and other traffic notices are posted weekly on

Project Facts

  • Cost: $16.5 Million
  • Contractor:  Simon Contractors
  • Timeline: April 4 - October 27, 2023
  • Location: US 385 North of Holyoke, Phillips County

Holyoke map final with curb ramp locations