US 385 Resurfacing North of Cheyenne Wells

Project is in winter shutdown until spring 2023
CDOT has implemented a winter shutdown which will be in effect until spring 2023. During the shutdown, no work will be performed and all construction devices and signage will be removed from the highway. Stakeholders will be notified a week prior to resumption of work in spring.

About the Project:

This is a resurfacing and safety improvement project on a 16-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 385 north of Cheyenne Wells. Work includes adding up to six inches of new asphalt along the project corridor, repairing a bridge deck, performing full depth reclamation on over three miles of highway, and making other safety improvements.

Newly paved roadway with yellow stripe down the middle
Crews have resurfaced several miles of US 385 in Cheyenne County. Photo Cheri Webb

Work Schedule:

  • Work began on Tuesday, Sept. 6 with an anticipated winter shutdown start date after Thanksgiving
  • Crews will return in spring 2023 to finish resurfacing mainline US 385 north of the east curve and make safety improvements along the entire project corridor
  • Work will be performed during daylight hours (hours will vary
  • All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change

Traffic Impacts:

  • US 385 will be reduced to a single lane at various mile points within the project limits during construction
  • Alternating northbound/southbound traffic will be directed by flaggers
  • Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes during alternating traffic holds
  • A width restriction of 11 feet will be in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during work activities
  • Access to county roads and driveways will be maintained
  • Construction signs, cones and devices will be present 24/7 alerting motorists to the closures and restrictions
  • All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change
  • Lane closures and other traffic notices are posted weekly on COtrip.org

Project Facts

  • Cost: $13.5 Million
  • Contractor: A&S Construction
  • Timeline: September 2022 to spring 2023 with a winter shutdown starting after Thanksgiving
  • Location:  US 385 north of Cheyenne Wells

Cheyenne Wells project map