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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

August 27, 2017 08:04 PM
ROUTE 65 REBUILD TRAFFIC ALERT:
ALL LANES OF ROUTE 65 OPEN in Springfield

ALL LANES OF ROUTE 65 OPEN TO TRAFFIC; NO MORE FULL CLOSINGS OF ROUTE 65 PLANNED

                        

WHAT’S OPEN:  

  • All northbound and southbound lanes of Route 65 OPEN
  • Northbound Route 65 ramps at Kearney Street OPEN

 

 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  

  • ROUTE 65:
    • Nighttime lane closings are possible throughout the week of  August 28. However, one lane will remain open on Route 65 in both directions at all times.
    • Northbound ramp from Division to northbound Route 65 CLOSED from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29
  • TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNALS: Remain in place at Eastgate Avenue & Cherry Street, Eastgate Avenue & Catalpa Street, and LeCompte Road & Division Street intersections
    • Scheduled to be removed on Wednesday, August 30 

(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 started on August 7 with completion on August 27
    • Northbound closed between Sunshine Street and Chestnut Expressway week of August 7 -- COMPLETED
    • Northbound closed between Chestnut Expressway and Division Street week of August 14 -- COMPLETED
    • Northbound closed between Division Street and Kearney Street week of August 21 -- COMPLETED
  • Southbound closings COMPLETED
    • 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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