Work on SH 23 Holyoke to Nebraska begins April 4

March 24, 2016 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Colorado Department of Transportation work will have moderate traffic impacts.

Phillips County – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing SH 23 from US 385 to the Nebraska State Line, including major rehabilitation work for the first three miles and minor resurfacing with additional repairs as necessary for the remaining 14.6 miles.

Drivers along SH 23 will start seeing construction beginning April 4. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of June. Work will generally go from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with some possible night and weekend work, if required.

Traffic delays can be expected throughout the duration of the project.  Traffic flow will be reduced to one lane for three-mile sections beginning at US Highway 385 going east and for a three-mile section from the state line going west. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph on portions of the highway that have been reduced to one lane. Travelers can expect 10 to 15 minute delays during the roadway construction.

A width restriction of 11 feet will be in place for vehicles, trucks and equipment, in order to allow for construction equipment and paving operations. Driveway access to businesses and residents will be maintained at all times during the construction.

This $7.7 million project will result in a much smoother driving surface and will extend the life of the roadway.

Information regarding the project will be distributed throughout the project. If you are interested in receiving project updates send your name, address, phone number and email address to [email protected].  Questions and comments can also be directed to the project information line at 970-532-2295.  Information is also available on the CDOT website at To sign up for email alerts on the project, click on the envelope in a dialogue box in the bottom right of the page and then sign up for sh23holyoke in the projects section.