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MoDOT News Release 

Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

July 12, 2018 08:27 AM
TRAFFIC ALERT
I-44 CLOSED at Route 65 and Southbound Route 65 at I-44 CLOSED

What:

  • I-44 CLOSED at Route 65 in Springfield
  • Southbound Route 65 CLOSED at I-44 in Springfield 

When:

  • I-44 CLOSED from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 14-15
  • Southbound Route 65 CLOSED from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14, until late August 

Why:

  • Contractor crews tearing down southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44 and beginning process of building a new bridge 

Detours:

  • Westbound I-44: Northbound on Route 65 to Valley Water Mill Road (FRD 102) to southbound Route 65 to westbound I-44
  • Eastbound I-44: Southbound on Route 65 to Division Street to northbound Route 65 to eastbound I-44
  • Southbound Route 65: Westbound on I-44 to Glenstone Avenue (Exit 80) to eastbound I-44 to southbound Route 65
  • Westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 Ramp: Westbound Route 744 (Exit 84) to southbound Route 65 

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

Project Summary:

  • Replace southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44
  • Rebuild southbound Route 65 pavement between Valley Water Mill Road (Farm Road 102) and Kearney Street
  • Rebuild ramps:
    • Rebuild westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
    • Rebuild eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
    • Rebuild southbound Route 65-to-Kearney Street ramp
    • Rebuild portion of eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
  • Upgrade guardrail
  • Rebuild shoulders
  • No work planned for northbound Route 65
  • Prime Contractor: Millstone Weber, Inc. of St. Charles, Mo.
  • Completion Date: November 2018 (However, contractor plans to complete project by mid-August.)
  • Total Project Cost: $4.3 million 

END 

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

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