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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

July 30, 2017 08:26 PM
ROUTE 65 REBUILD TRAFFIC ALERT
SOUTHBOUND LANES OF Route 65 OPEN TO TRAFFIC IN SPRINGFIELD

SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 65 NOW OPEN BETWEEN I-44 AND SUNSHINE STREET IN SPRINGFIELD

I-44 RAMPS TO SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 65 OPEN BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, JULY 30

 

Northbound Route 65 closings scheduled to begin early Monday morning, August 7

                        

WHAT’S OPEN:  

  • Southbound Route 65 OPEN between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  

  • ROUTE 65:
    • Southbound Route 65 OPEN between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street
    • Throughout Sunday evening, one or two lanes of southbound Route 65 could be closed and ramps at interchanges closed for short periods for pavement striping
  • I-44 RAMPS:
    • I-44 ramps to southbound Route 65 scheduled to OPEN by midnight
  • 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 – COMPLETED
  • 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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