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Local News Releases

Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

January 06, 2017 09:06 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of January 9, 2017
  • Equipment entering and leaving Route 65 median in various locations between Springfield Lake and a point south of Evans Road 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Installing concrete stormwater drains in Route 65 median south of Evans Road
  • Grading areas in Route 65 median south of Springfield Lake
  • Installing street lighting components at Route 65/Evans Road interchange
  • Preparing for bridge work underneath northbound Route 65 bridge over Springfield Lake 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving Route 65 median near Evans Road
  • Southbound Route 65 ramp from eastbound Route 60 extended across Springfield Lake bridge. Drivers encouraged to use extended ramp and merge into southbound Route 65 after crossing bridge.
  • Nighttime lane closings on Route 65 possible at times.  Work hours: as early as 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m.
  • ROAD/TRAIL CLOSINGS:
    • Timbercrest Road underneath Route 65, the Galloway Greenways trail and the James River Water trail CLOSED until fall 2017
    • Drivers urged to use alternate routes to get around the Timbercrest Road closing
    • Trail users are urged to use other Greenways trails in the area
  • Route 65 speed limit reduced in work zone

 (Weather or construction delays could alter the work schedule.) 

Project Summary:

  • Widen Route 65 to six lanes — three lanes in each direction — between Route 60 and a point south of Evans Road to continue the progress to six lane Route 65 toward Ozark
  • Widen and rehabilitate southbound Route 65 bridge over Lake Springfield to accommodate new lanes and to lengthen eastbound Route 60-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
  • Replace northbound Route 65 bridge over Lake Springfield with new, wider span to replace old bridge in constant need of repair
  • Extend northbound Route 65 ramps to Route 60 

Prime Contractor: Emery Sapp and Sons, Columbia

Completion Date: November 2017

Total Project Cost: $21 million.

For more information, call MoDOT at 417-895-7600 or visit modot.org/southwest. 

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