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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

September 27, 2016 09:32 AM
Kansas Expressway CLOSED at I-44 Saturday Night, Oct. 1

The paving work continues into the weekend of Oct. 1 due to rain that postponed some of the work during the weekend of Sept. 24. 

Where: Kansas Expressway (Route 13) at I-44 interchange in Springfield 

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, until 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 

What: Kansas Expressway/I-44 interchange closed to allow contractor crews to resurface Kansas Expressway between a point south of I-44 and Norton Road north of I-44 

Traffic Impacts:

  • The diverging diamond on Kansas Expressway at I-44 CLOSED
  • Ramps at the interchange also CLOSED
  • Drivers urged to use West Bypass (Route 160)/I-44 or Glenstone Avenue/I-44 interchanges to get around the closing
  • No official detour will be signed
  • There will be NO impacts to I-44 during the work

Project Background:

  •  Work is part of a larger project to resurface I-44 between Chestnut Expressway (Route 266) in Springfield and Route 125 in Strafford
  • Total project cost: $5.2 million
  • Prime contractor: Journagan Construction of Springfield
  • Completion: November 1, 2016 

Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the planned road work.

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