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Major Projects in Depth

Chestnut Expressway

Railroad Bridge Project



Project completed week of April 30, 2018.

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Project Facts:

  • Build a bridge on Chestnut Expressway over the railroad tracks west of U.S. 65
  • Build new access roads on either side of Chestnut Expressway
  • Install a new traffic signal at Chestnut Expressway and Ingram Mill Road

Phase One - June 2016-December 2016

  • Build access road to businesses north of Chestnut Expressway
  • Build a temporary bypass north of Chestnut Expressway across railroad tracks
  • Relocate utility lines
  • Traffic Impacts:
    • Chestnut Expressway CLOSED at night periodically for utility crossings. Work hours: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Phase Two - January 2017-April 2018:

  • Build railroad bridge over Burlington Northern-Santa Fe tracks
  • Improve intersection of Ingram Mill Road & Chestnut Expressway and add traffic signal
  • Build access road south of Chestnut Expressway east of Ingram Mill Road
  • Traffic Impacts:
    • Chestnut Expressway traffic shifted to temporary bypass
    • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane open on bypass
    • Significant traffic delays expected on Chestnut Expressway
    • Drivers urged to find alternate routes

Construction: Summer 2016-Spring 2018

Estimated Total Cost: $14.8 million

Partnership Project: City of Springfield, Greene County, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad and MoDOT


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