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Major Projects in Depth

Battlefield Road at Route 65

Diverging Diamond/Bridge Project

 

 

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Project

  • Replace Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65

  • Convert interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange design, which allows
    Battlefield Road traffic to make “free” left-hand turns onto Route 65

  • Build a southbound and a northbound auxiliary lane on Route 65 to connect
    the Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road ramps.

  • Install new traffic signal at Battlefield Road and Woodstock Avenue

Construction Schedule:

  • November 2014-January 2015
    • Build auxiliary lanes along Route 65 between Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road
  • January 2015-May 2015
    • Replace south half of Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65
    • Convert interchange to Diverging Diamond traffic pattern
    • Raise ramps on south side of interchange to meet higher bridge
    • Improve intersection of Battlefield Road and Woodstock Avenue and install new traffic signal
  • May 2015-August 2015
    • Replace north half of Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65
    • Raise ramps on north side of interchange to meet higher bridge
  • August 2015-September 2015
    • Open Diverging Diamond interchange to two lanes in each direction
    • Build new islands and medians

 

Traffic Impacts:

  • Nighttime lane closings on Battlefield Road and on Route 65.  Work hours: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Switch to Diverging Diamond traffic pattern in January or February
  • Route 65 CLOSED up to 30 hours on two different occasions for bridge demolition. During the closings, Route 65 traffic routed over the ramps.
  • Ramps at interchange CLOSED up to two weeks (only two ramps closed at a time)
  • Battlefield Road over Route 65 CLOSED up to 32 hours for switch to final configuration
  • During daytime hours, one lane in each direction will remain open on Battlefield Road and six lanes will remain open on Route 65

Completion: September 30, 2015

Project cost: $12.5 million

Project is a partnership between MoDOT, city of Springfield, Greene County, Ozarks Transportation Organization, Jack Henry & Associates, Justice Jewelers and McLean Enterprises, Inc.

News Releases

Construction/Traffic Impact Public Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 18, 2014

Project Scheduled to Begin Week of Oct. 13, 2014

Give us your comments on this project!

For more information, contact our Southwest District Office at 1.888.275.6636 .

Last updated: November 2014

 
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