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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

May 04, 2017 08:53 AM
Northbound Kansas Exp. CLOSED south of Chestnut Exp. in Springfield

Where: Northbound Kansas Expressway at railroad overpass bridge south of Chestnut Expressway near Paul Mueller Plant in Springfield 

When: Now (8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4) until railroad completes safety inspection of bridge 

What: Northbound traffic diverted to College Street after large truck hits railroad bridge causing damage to the underside of the bridge. 

Traffic Impacts:

  • Northbound traffic being diverted via College Street. 
  • Southbound traffic is not affected. 
  • Drivers urged to avoid the area if possible. 
  • Northbound will be reopened once railroad bridge inspection teams determine that bridge is safe for travel underneath it.
  • No estimated duration time   

Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the project.

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