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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

February 24, 2017 09:08 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of February 27, 2017
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound Route 65 traffic scheduled to move to widened southbound bridge over Springfield Lake Monday night, March 6 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Building concrete barrier wall in Route 65 median between Springfield Lake and Evans Road
  • Installing storm drains in Route 65 median between Evans Road and Farmers Branch bridge
  • Building bridge footings for new northbound Route 65 bridge underneath the highway 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving Route 65 median in various locations between Springfield Lake and Farmers Branch bridge
  • EARLY HEADS UP: During nighttime hours on Monday, March 6, northbound Route 65 traffic shifted to widened portion of southbound bridge over Springfield Lake. Four lanes remain open on Route 65 during high traffic volume times. Traffic switch needed as crews replace northbound Route 65 bridge.
  • 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.
    • 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 to 55 mph 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.

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