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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

February 27, 2017 08:33 AM
MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT!
Northbound Route 65 Traffic Switch to Southbound Median Bridge Planned for Monday night, March 6

What: Northbound Route 65 traffic moving to southbound Route 65 median bridge over Springfield Lake      

When: After 8 p.m. Monday, March 6. Traffic switch complete by 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 7.  

Why: Northbound Route 65 traffic moved to southbound median bridge to allow contractor crews to replace northbound bridge over Springfield Lake

 Traffic Impacts:  

  • One northbound lane of Route 65 closed at times during traffic switch
  • When traffic switch is completed, northbound lanes narrowed and northbound traffic using temporary crossovers in Route 65 median to reach southbound median bridge
  • Northbound Route 65 traffic may be slowed and backups may occur as traffic navigates across the Route 65 median to reach the southbound bridge
  • All four lanes of Route 65 will remain open during high traffic volume times
  • Northbound traffic on Route 65 will remain on the southbound median bridge until late summer
  • Drivers are urged to slow down and expect delays in the 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
  • 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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