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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

December 14, 2016 12:54 PM
Chestnut Exp. Lane Closings Planned West of Route 65 Dec. 15-17

What: One lane of Chestnut Expressway closed in each direction during DAYTIME and nighttime hours. Paving crews will lay asphalt to build part of the temporary bypass that will be used to carry traffic around the future new bridge. 

Where: Chestnut Expressway between Ingram Mill Road and the railroad tracks west of Route 65 in Springfield 


  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 15-16
  • 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Friday into Saturday, Dec. 16-17
  • No lane closings are expected during morning and afternoon rush hours 


  • One lane of Chestnut Expressway will remain open in each direction
  • Drivers can expect traffic congestion during the daytime lane closings
  • Driver just passing through the area on Thursday and Friday are urged to use alternate routes
  • Business entrances may be closed one at a time or half at a time as crews pave across them.  However, contractor crews will notify businesses when entrances will be impacted. 

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 December 2016
  • Second phase of construction: January 2017 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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