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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

January 02, 2018 12:31 PM
Chestnut Expressway CLOSED West of Route 65 on Sat., Jan. 6

Chestnut Expressway CLOSED between Ingram Mill Road and Belcrest Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Where: Chestnut Expressway west of new railroad bridge between Ingram Mill Road and Belcrest Avenue west of Route 65 in Springfield 

What: Chestnut Expressway CLOSED to allow dump trucks to haul rock and dirt from the south side of the road to the northwest side of the new bridge 

When: 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 


  • Chestnut Expressway CLOSED  to all traffic at bridge
  • Signed detour:
    • For eastbound traffic: Belcrest Avenue to Cairo Street to Union Avenue to Cherry Street to Ingram Mill Road
    • For westbound traffic: Ingram Mill Road to Cherry Street to Union Avenue to Cairo Street to Belcrest Avenue
  • Access remains open to ALL businesses in the area 

Project Facts:

  • Build new roads on either side of Chestnut Expressway to provide access to area businesses
  • Build a bridge on Chestnut Expressway over the railroad tracks west of Chestnut Expressway
  • Install a new traffic signal at Ingram Mill Road and Chestnut Expressway
  • Total project cost estimate: $14.8 million
  • Completion: Late February/early March 2018
  • Partnership project: city of Springfield, Greene County, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad, MoDOT


(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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