Holmes Road Public Improvements Are Underway

Holmes Road Public Improvements Are Underway

A new design plan for Holmes Road is almost complete!

With all three phases of 135th Street construction complete, we’re finally able to turn our attention toward improving Holmes Road. Public improvements will focus on the section of Holmes Road from Blue Ridge Boulevard to 137th Street in the Martin City Community Improvement District.

Holmes Rd construction Martin City 2020

Holmes Road Improvements include:

  • Widening the two-lane road from Blue Ridge Boulevard to 137th Street to three-lanes with a center turn lane 
  • Addition of a 5-foot sidewalk down the east side
  • Addition of a 10-foot multi-use trail on the west side
  • New curbs and gutters
  • New street lighting
  • Minor extension of 135th Street east to accommodate future developments

Project Costs:

  • The total estimated project cost is $7.5 million
  • Funding will come from KCMO’s $800 million general obligation bond fund
  • Funding for design work came from KCMO Sixth District PIAC funds

Construction Timeline:

  • Design work is currently underway (COVID-19 has significantly slowed progress)
  • Final design completion is anticipated by the end of 2020
  • Right-of-way acquisitions will begin when final designs are approved by the City
  • Construction progress will depend on available funding
  • We hope to have the entire Holmes Road project completed by 2024
Holmes Road south near Fishtech Group’s campus
Railroad tracks across Holmes Road
Holmes Road north toward Blue Ridge Boulevard
Holmes Road south near Midwest Heating, Cooling & Plumbing
Holmes Road north toward 135th Street


We are doing our best to keep the community informed of the process
and are working diligently with KCMO Planning to secure funds for Holmes Road improvements. Public meetings will be held again when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

For ongoing updates, please visit KCMO’s Capital Improvements page.

If you have questions, please contact one of the project managers listed below.

Anthony Sands, Project Manager
KCMO Public Works Department
Phone: (816) 513-2617
[email protected]

Maggie Green, Public Information Officer
KCMO Public Works Department
Phone: (816) 513-2612
[email protected]