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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

August 10, 2017 11:34 AM
Route 65: THE REBUILD - Springfield
Update for Week of August 14, 2017

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROJECT IN THE COMING WEEK:

  • Northbound Route 65 between Sunshine Street and Chestnut Expressway set to reopen to traffic around 8 p.m. Sunday, 13
  • Northbound Route 65 between Chestnut Expressway and Division Street set to CLOSE to traffic around 8 p.m. Sunday, 13
  • All northbound Route 65 traffic can and must exit at Chestnut Expressway
  • Northbound Route 65 reduced to one lane between a point north of Battlefield Road and Chestnut Expressway                                            

 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Breaking up and removing concrete pavement in two northbound outside lanes of Route 65 between Chestnut Expressway and Division Street early in the week
  • Pouring new concrete for northbound outside lanes starting on Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Crews working 24-hours a day with construction noise possible ‘round the clock 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • ROAD CLOSED: Northbound Route 65 CLOSED between Chestnut Expressway and Division Street
    • Closing time: 8 p.m. Sunday, August 13, until as late as 11:59 a.m. on Sunday, August 20
    • All northbound Route 65 traffic can and must exit at Chestnut Expressway
    • Route 65 reduced to one lane between a point north of Battlefield Road and Chestnut Expressway
  • RAMPS CLOSED:
    • Northbound on ramp from Chestnut Expressway to Route 65 CLOSED
    • Northbound off ramp from Route 65 to Division Street CLOSED
  • ROUTE 65 DETOUR:
    • Signed detour using Route 60/360 to I-44
    • Alternate detour using Route 125 between Route 60 and I-44
    • 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
    • Drivers will experience delays at the intersections
    • 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
  • 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 – NEARING COMPLETION
    • Northbound closed between Chestnut Expressway and Division Street week of August 14
    • Northbound closed between Division Street and Kearney Street week of August 21
  • Southbound closings started on July 10 and were complete on July 30
    • 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
  • 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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