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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

August 28, 2017 02:40 PM
ROUTE 65 REBUILD TRAFFIC ALERT:
Temporary Traffic Signals on Eastgate Avenue Flashing/Nighttime Ramp CLOSINGS August 29-30

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT EASTGATE AND CHERRY & EASTGATE AND CATALPA FLASHING RED IN ALL FOUR DIRECTIONS

NIGHTTIME RAMP CLOSINGS ON NORTHBOUND ROUTE 65 AT DIVISION STREET AUGUST 29 AND AUGUST 30

                        

WHAT’S HAPPENING:  

  • The temporary traffic signals on Eastgate Avenue and Cherry Street and Eastgate Avenue and Catalpa Street flashing red in all four directions; the temporary traffic signal at LeCompte Road and Division Street will remain in full operation
  • All three signals will be removed starting on Wednesday, August 30
  • Northbound Route 65 ramps at Division Street closed Tuesday and Wednesday nights for pavement smoothing 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  

  • TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNALS:
    • Four-way stop at Eastgate Avenue & Cherry Street and at Eastgate Avenue & Catalpa Street
    • LeCompte Road & Division Street will remain in full operation
    • All three signals removed starting Wednesday, August 30
  • RAMP CLOSINGS:
    • Northbound Route 65 ramp to Division Street CLOSED. Work hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 29.
    • Division Street to northbound Route 65 ramp CLOSED. Work hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 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 COMPLETED
    • 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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