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Southwest District Office: (417) 895-7600

October 11, 2016 12:46 PM
Chestnut Expressway CLOSED west of Route 65 at Night Oct. 13-14 & 17

Where: Chestnut Expressway between Belcrest Avenue and Ingram Mill Road west of Route 65 in Springfield

What: Chestnut Expressway CLOSED to allow contractor crews to install sanitary sewer line across the road


  • 9 p.m.-6 a.m., Thursday-Friday, Oct. 13-14
  • 9 p.m.-6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17


  • Chestnut Expressway CLOSED to all traffic at night ONLY. All lanes open during daytime hours
  • Detour:
    • For eastbound traffic: Belcrest Avenue to Cairo Street to Union Avenue To Cherry Street to Ingram Mill Road
    • For westbound traffic: Ingram Mill Road to Cherry Street to Union Avenue to Cairo Street to Belcrest Avenue
  • During daytime hours, drivers may notice a bump on Chestnut Expressway where crews have laid steel plates on the road to allow traffic to travel over the trenching used to install water lines.

(Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.)

Project Facts:

  • Build new roads on either side of Chestnut Expressway to provide access to area businesses
  • Build a bridge on Chestnut Expressway over the railroad tracks west of Chestnut Expressway
  • Install a new traffic signal at Ingram Mill Road and Chestnut Expressway
  • Frist phase of construction: June to October 2016
  • Second phase of construction: November 2016 to late 2017 
  • Total project cost estimate: $14.8 million
  • Partnership project: city of Springfield, Greene County, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad, MoDOT


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