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MoDOT News Release 

Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

April 06, 2018 09:44 AM
Chestnut Railroad Bridge Project in Springfield
Update for Week of April 9
  • All four lanes of Chestnut Expressway open west of Route 65
  • Lane closings possible at times 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Installing traffic signals at Chestnut Expressway/Ingram Mill Road intersection
  • Building concrete median separating eastbound and westbound lanes on railroad bridge
  • Building barrier wall on west side of railroad bridge near business entrance
  • Building curb and gutter along McDaniel Street underneath bridge 

Traffic Impacts:

  • CHESTNUT EXPRESSWAY OPEN TO FOUR LANES
  • Lane closings possible at times on Chestnut Expressway
  • Drivers will need to use Rockhurst Street (take Belcrest Avenue one block north of Chestnut Expressway) to reach businesses in Chestnut Warehouse complex. Business entrance from Chestnut Expressway temporarily closed to make way for north 1/3 of new railroad bridge and to raise elevation for future business entrance.
  • McDaniel Street underneath new bridge open to traffic
  • Camera view of project 

(Weather or construction delays could alter the work schedule.) 

Project Summary:

  • Build a bridge on Chestnut Expressway over the railroad tracks west of Route 65
  • Build new roads on either side of Chestnut Expressway to provide access to area businesses
  • Install a new traffic signal at Ingram Mill Road and Chestnut Expressway
  • First phase of construction: June to December 2016. Prime contractor: D&E Blasting & Excavating, Nixa -- COMPLETED
  • Second phase of construction: January 2017 to November 2017. Prime contractor: Lehman Construction Company, California 
  • Partnership project: Springfield, Greene County, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad & MoDOT
  • Project nearing completion
  • Total Project Cost: $14.8 million 

RATE OUR WORK ZONE 

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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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