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Route 65: THE REBUILD
Springfield

Southbound Route 65 CLOSED at I-44
for bridge reconstruction until late in week of August 20.
DETOURS IN PLACE!


Route 65: THE REBUILD continues the effort to replace the original concrete pavement on Route 65 in Springfield. Phase Two (2018 project) includes replacing the 50-year old, deteriorating southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44, replacing the 1970s-era southbound Route 65 concrete pavement between Valley Water Mill Road and Kearney Street, and the replacement of several ramps at the Route 65/I-44 interchange in Springfield.

Project Updates

Route 65: THE REBUILD

Phase Two Timeline
  • July 14-15 COMPLETED

    I-44 CLOSED at Route 65 for demolition
    of southbound Route 65 bridge
    12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14, until 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 15

    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
    12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14, until late 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 14 to Late 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 

  • August 5-August 12 COMPLETED 

    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 12-August 19 COMPLETED

    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 

  • July 6-to Late August 

    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. 

  • Week of August 20

    Southbound Route 65 OPEN at I-44.

    New southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44 complete and westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp and southbound Route 65-to-eastbound I-44 ramp OPEN.

    All original southbound Route 65 concrete pavement replaced and all lanes open to traffic.

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


Construction Stages Map

Detour Maps

Project Fact Sheet