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Route 65: THE REBUILD

  Phase Two Starts at 11:59 p.m. on July 6 and lasts until Mid-August!

Phase Two includes rebuilding the southbound Route 65 bridge over I44, rebuilding the southbound lanes of Route 65 between Valley Water Mill Road and Kearney Street and rebuilding several ramps at the Route 65/I-44 interchange and the southbound Route 65 ramp to Kearney Street.

Project Updates

Project Facts

Replace southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44
Rebuild southbound Route 65 pavement between Valley Water Mill Road
and Kearney Street
Rebuild westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
Rebuild eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
Rebuild southbound Route 65-to-Kearney Street ramp
Rebuild portion of eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
No work planned for northbound Route 65
Estimated project cost: $4.3 million


Traffic Impacts

Southbound Route 65 CLOSED at I-44 for up to 48 days
Southbound Route 65 CLOSED in segments (between interchanges)
between Valley Water Mill Road and Kearney Street one week at a time 
During Route 65 closings, traffic detoured using I-44, Glenstone Avenue

and Kearney Street
Local drivers can use alternate routes to get around closings
Interchange ramps at Route 65/I-44 interchange CLOSED at times

No work planned for northbound Route 65


Route 65: THE REBUILD

Phase Two Timeline
  • July 6-July 7

    I-44 CLOSED at Route 65 for demolition
    of southbound Route 65 bridge
    11:59 p.m. Friday, July 6, until 11:59 Saturday, July 7

    I-44 Detour:
    Westbound I-44 to northbound Route 65 to
    Valley Water Mill Road (FRD 102) to
    southbound Route 65 to westbound I-44
    Eastbound I-44 to soutbound Route 65 to Division Street to
    northbound Route 65 to eastbound I-44

    Southbound Route 65 CLOSED at I-44
    11:59 p.m. Friday, July 6, until mid-August

    Southbound Route 65 Detour:
    Westbound I-44 to Glenstone Avenue (Exit 80) to
    eastbound I-44 to southbound Route 65

    Westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp and southbound Route 65-to-eastbound I-44 ramp CLOSED; Other ramps at the Valley Water Mill Road interchange, Kearney Street interchange and I-44 interchange CLOSED at times. Please use signed detours. 


  • July 6 to Mid-August

    Southbound Route 65 CLOSED at I-44 for bridge replacement

    Detour: Westbound I-44 to Glenstone Avenue to eastbound I-44 to southbound Route 65 

  • July 30-August 4 

    Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between I-44 and Kearney Street

    Detour: Westbound on I-44 to southbound Glenstone Avenue to eastbound Kearney Street to southbound Route 65 

  • August 6-August 14 

    Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between Route AA north of Springfield and I-44

    Detour: Westbound on Greene County Route AA to southbound Route H/Glenstone Avenue to eastbound I-44 to southbound Route 65 

Construction Stages Map

Detour Maps

Project Fact Sheet