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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

February 10, 2017 07:38 AM
Chestnut Railroad Bridge Project in Springfield
Update for Week of February 13, 2017
  • Drivers urged to obey left-turn restrictions at Belcrest Avenue/Chestnut Expressway intersection for better traffic flow
  • New camera available on project website to view construction progress 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Excavating and driving pilings for railroad bridge footings west of railroad tracks
  • Building entrance on north side of Chestnut Expressway east of the railroad tracks 

Traffic Impacts:  

    • Chestnut Expressway traffic shifted to north of existing roadway
    • Two westbound lanes open
    • One eastbound lane open
    • Left-turns restricted at Belcrest Avenue/Chestnut Expressway intersection
    • Drivers urged to find alternate routes including Kearney Street and Sunshine Street to reach downtown areas of Springfield 

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

Project Summary:

  • Build a bridge on Chestnut Expressway over the railroad tracks west of Route 65
  • Build new roads on either side of Chestnut Expressway to provide access to area businesses
  • Install a new traffic signal at Ingram Mill Road and Chestnut Expressway
  • First phase of construction: June to December 2016. Prime contractor: D&E Blasting & Excavating, Nixa -- COMPLETED
  • Second phase of construction: January 2017 to November 2017. Prime contractor: Lehman Construction Company, California 
  • Partnership project: city of Springfield, Greene County, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad, MoDOT 

Completion Date: November 2017

Total Project Cost: $14.8 million.

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