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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

July 14, 2017 08:46 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of July 17, 2017
  • Installing bridge girders for northbound Route 65 bridge over Springfield Lake
  • Bridge girder installation will limit boat traffic on Springfield Lake                                            

Work Scheduled:  

  • Installing bridge girders for new northbound Route 65 bridge over Springfield Lake
  • Building concrete barrier in Route 65 median south of Springfield Lake 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Possible nighttime lane closings and traffic stops on northbound Route 65 at Springfield Lake during the week. Work hours: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Kayakers and boaters on Springfield Lake blocked from floating under Route 65 due to equipment used to place bridge girders
  • Trucks entering and leaving Route 65 median in areas south of Springfield Lake
  • NORTHBOUND ROUTE 65 TRAFFIC MOVED TO SOUTHBOUND SPRINGFIELD LAKE BRIDGE.
    • Slight traffic delays occurring northbound during morning rush hour
    • Northbound speed limit reduced to 45 mph; further reduced to 40 mph in crossovers
    • Route 65 will remain open to four lanes most of the time
    • Northbound traffic will remain on southbound bridge until late summer 2017
    • Southbound Route 65 ramp from eastbound Route 60 extended across Springfield Lake bridge. Drivers encouraged to use extended ramp and merge into southbound Route 65 after crossing bridge.
  • ROAD/TRAIL CLOSINGS:
    • Timbercrest Road underneath Route 65, the Galloway Greenways trail and the James River Water trail CLOSED until fall 2017
    • Drivers urged to use alternate routes to get around the Timbercrest Road closing
    • Trail users are urged to use other Greenways trails in the area
  • Route 65 speed limit reduced to 55 mph in 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 to continue the progress to six lane Route 65 toward Ozark
  • 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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(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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