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Major Projects in Depth

Interchange Upgrades:

West Bypass (Route 160)

At I-44 in Springfield

West Bypass at I-44

Project Facts:

Construction: Sept. 2012 until May 2013


  • Build new West Bypass (Route 160) bridge over I-44 in northwest Springfield
  • Add new traffic signals at ramps on south side of interchange; replace traffic signal on north end of interchange

Traffic Impacts During Construction

  • West Bypass and I-44 CLOSED over two separate weekends for bridge demolition
  • Two-way traffic on West Bypass over I-44 during bridge construction
  • Lane closings at night on I-44 at times
  • Traffic shifts and restricted turn movements on West Bypass at I-44

Construction cost: $3.5 million

Prime contractor: Lehman Construction of California, MO

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For more information, contact our Southwest District Office at 1.888.275.6636 .

Last updated: January 2013

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