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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

June 23, 2017 09:19 AM
Route 65: THE REBUILD - Springfield
Update for Week of June 26, 2017 - TWO WEEKS UNTIL PROJECT BEGINS

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROJECT:

  • Nighttime lane closings on Route 65 continue week of June 26
  • Drivers urged to start looking for alternate routes and start adding extra travel time to reach destinations on time
  • REMINDER: Full closings of southbound Route 65 start IN TWO WEEKS --  wEEK of July 10

 

                                         

Work Scheduled:  

  • Crews surveying northbound Route 65 to get exact measurements of pavement to be replaced  

 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • NIGHT WORK: Up to two lanes at a time closed on Route 65 in areas between Kearney and Sunshine streets.
    • At least one lane will remain open to traffic in each direction at all times.
    • Work hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

  • Temporary traffic signals installed at Eastgate Avenue at Cherry Street, Eastgate Avenue at Catalpa Street, and LeCompte Road at Division Street intersections
    • New signals will begin flashing on Thursday, June 29
    • New signals will go into full operation at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 10, when southbound Route 65 is closed starting at Kearney Street
    • New signals installed in anticipation of increased traffic at the three intersections once Route 65 closings begin
    • Drivers will experience delays at the intersections when the new traffic signals go into full operation
    • Traffic signals are temporary and will be removed when the closings of Route 65 are complete
  • FULL CLOSINGS OF SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 65 SCHEDULED TO BEGIN WEEK OF JULY 10
  • FULL CLOSINGS OF NORTHBOUND ROUTE 65 SCHEDULED TO BEGIN WEEK OF AUGUST 7 

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

Project Summary:

  • Rebuild outside two lanes in both directions of Route 65 between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street
  • Route 65 CLOSED in segments (between interchanges) in one direction at a time from week of July 10 until first of September
  • Rebuild or repair interchange ramps
  • Upgrade guardrail
  • Rebuild outside shoulders
  • Prime Contractor: Millstone Weber, LLC of St. Charles, Mo.
  • Completion Date: November 2017
  • Total Project Cost: $7.9 million

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