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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

July 23, 2017 08:48 PM
ROUTE 65 REBUILD TRAFFIC ALERT
Southbound Route 65 CLOSED Between Chestnut Exp. & Sunshine St. in Springfield until Sunday, July 30

SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 65 NOW CLOSED BETWEEN CHESTNUT EXPRESSWAY AND SUNSHINE STREET;

SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 65 OPEN BETWEEN KEARNEY AND CHESTNUT EXPRESSWAY BUT REDUCED TO ONE LANE                        

WHAT’S CLOSED:  

  • Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between Chestnut Expressway and Sunshine Street until late in the day on Sunday, July 30
  • Ramp from Chestnut Expressway to southbound Route 65 CLOSED
  • Ramp from southbound Route 65 to Sunshine Street is CLOSED
  • I-44 ramps to southbound Route 65 CLOSED until late July 

WHAT’S OPEN:  

  • Southbound Route 65 OPEN between I-44 and Chestnut Expressway
  • Southbound Route 65 can and must exit at Chestnut Expressway
  • Southbound Route 65 OPEN south of Sunshine Street
  • Southbound Route 65 ramp from Sunshine Street is OPEN
  • All ramps OPEN at Route 65/Kearney Street and Route 65/Division Street interchange
  • 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 Chestnut Expressway
    • All southbound Route 65 traffic can and must exit at Chestnut Expressway
  • 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, the Glenstone Avenue exit at mile marker 80, the Kansas Expressway (Route 13) exit at mile marker 77 and the West Bypass (Route 160) exit at mile marker 75
  • ROUTE 65 DETOUR:
    • Signed detour using I-44 west to Route 360/60 at Mile Marker 69 (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
    • Delays occurring at three temporary traffic signals
    • 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 – COMPLETED
    • Southbound closed between Division Street and Chestnut Expressway week of July 17 -- COMPLETED
    • 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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