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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

July 06, 2017 09:06 AM
Route 65: THE REBUILD - Springfield
Update for Week of July 10, 2017 -- ROUTE 65 CLOSINGS SET TO BEGIN

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROJECT THIS COMING WEEK:

  • Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between Kearney and Division Streets at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 10, until as late as 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 16
  • I-44 ramps to southbound Route 65 CLOSED when southbound Route 65 closes July 10                                            

Work Scheduled:  

  • Breaking up and removing concrete pavement in two southbound outside lanes of Route 65 between Kearney and Division streets early in the week
  • Pouring new concrete for southbound outside lanes starting on Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Rebuilding southbound on ramp from Kearney Street to Route 65 and southbound off ramp from Route 65 to Division Street
  • Crews working 24-hours a day with construction noise possible ‘round the clock 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • ROAD CLOSED: Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between Kearney Street and Division Street
    • Closing timeline: 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 10, until as late as 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 16
    • Southbound Route 65 reduced to one lane south of I-44 to Kearney Street
    • All southbound Route 65 traffic must exit at Kearney Street
    • RAMPS CLOSED:
      • I-44 ramps to southbound Route 65 CLOSED
      • Southbound on ramp from Kearney Street to Route 65 CLOSED
      • Southbound off ramp from Route 65 to Division Street CLOSED
    • ROUTE 65 DETOUR:
      • Signed detour using I-44 and Route 360/60 (southwest loop around Springfield)
      • Drivers encouraged to find alternate routes to destinations inside Springfield including Glenstone Avenue, Kansas Expressway and West Bypass
    • TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNALS:
      • Located at Eastgate Avenue & Cherry Street, Eastgate Avenue & Catalpa Street, and LeCompte Road & Division Street intersections
      • Traffic signals in full operation starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 10, when closings of Route 65 begin
      • Drivers will experience delays at the intersections when the new traffic signals go into full operation

 

(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
  • Southbound closings start on July 10 with completion by late July/early August
    • Southbound closed between Kearney and Division Streets week of July 10
    • Southbound closed between Division Street and Chestnut Expressway week of July 17
    • Southbound closed between Chestnut Expressway and Sunshine Street week of July 24
  • Northbound closings start on August 7 with completion by late August/early September
    • Northbound closed between Sunshine Street and Chestnut Expressway week of August 7
    • Northbound closed between Chestnut Expressway and Division Street week of August 14
    • Northbound closed between Division Street and Kearney Street week of August 21
  • 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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(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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