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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

March 22, 2018 07:56 AM
Eastgate Avenue CLOSING south of Division Street
DELAYED UNTIL APRIL 2

Springfield, Greene County – The closing of Eastgate Avenue south of Division Street (Greene County Route YY) has been delayed until Monday, April 2, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. 

Originally Eastgate Avenue was scheduled to close after morning rush hour on Monday morning, March 26. However, the threat of rain early the week of March 26 and construction delays has postponed the closing until April 2. 

The closing is necessary to allow contractor crews to build a connection between the existing street and a newly relocated section of Eastgate Avenue. Eastgate is being relocated further to the east of its current intersection with Division Street. 

It’s expected the closing of Eastgate Avenue will last until late April, barring any further weather or construction delays. 

The work is part of a larger project to make improvements to Eastgate Avenue at Division Street and the Division Street/Route 65 interchange. 

Project Details: 

  • Repair the Division Street bridge over Route 65 and remove the concrete island allowing for two lanes westbound and one lane eastbound
  • Widen the northbound Route 65 off ramp to Division Street to provide dual left turn lanes for traffic going northbound to westbound at the interchange
  • Replace the traffic signals at Route 65/Division Street interchange 

Traffic Impacts: 

  • Lane closings and traffic shifts on Division Street at Route 65. One lane on Division Street in each direction will remain open at all times. There should be no impacts to Route 65.
  • Eastgate Avenue closed several weeks as crews connect the newly relocated road into the existing roadway. 

Private contractors also are working in the area and are making other road improvements to Division Street and to Eastgate Avenue at Chestnut Expressway. MoDOT is working with the contractors to help coordinate road work to lessen impacts to drivers. 

APAC-Central, Inc. of Fayetteville, Ark. is the prime contractor on the MoDOT project. 

The estimated total project cost is $3.5 million. 

The work is scheduled to be completed by late June 2018.    

Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule and, possibly, the completion date. 

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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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