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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

July 10, 2017 12:28 AM
TRAFFIC ALERT
Southbound Route 65 CLOSED Between Kearney and Division Streets in Springfield until Sunday, July 16

WHAT’S CLOSED:  

  • Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between Kearney Street and Division Street until late in the day on Sunday, July 16
  • I-44 ramps to southbound Route 65 CLOSED until late July

 

WHAT’S OPEN:  

  • Southbound Route 65 ramp to Kearney Street is OPEN
  • Southbound Route 65 ramp from Division Street is OPEN
  • Southbound Route 65 is OPEN south of Division Street
  • All northbound lanes of Route 65 in Springfield are OPEN

 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  

  • ROUTE 65:
    • Southbound Route 65 reduced to one lane between I-44 and Kearney Street
    • All southbound Route 65 traffic must exit at Kearney Street
  • I-44 RAMPS:
    • I-44 ramps to southbound Route 65 CLOSED
    • Drivers will need to use other interchanges east and west of Route 65 to reach destinations inside Springfield, including the Route 744 exit (Mulroy exit) at mile marker 84 and the Glenstone Avenue exit at mile marker 80
  • ROUTE 65 DETOUR:
    • Signed detour using I-44 and Route 360/60 (west loop around Springfield)
    • Secondary detour using Route 125 and Route 60 east of 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
    • 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 in late August/early September 

(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
    • 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 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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