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Route 65: THE REBUILD

As the old saying goes, "nothing lasts forever" and that is especially true with roadway pavement. The old outside driving lanes of Route 65 between Route 60 and I-44 in Springfield are 45 years old and they need to be replaced.

During the summer of 2017, a MoDOT contractor will replace the original concrete pavement between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street over 70 calendar days.

BE PREPARED for major traffic impacts. 

Project Updates

General Information

Project Facts

Rebuild outside two lanes in both directions between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street
Rebuild or repair interchange ramps
Upgrade guardrail
Rebuild outside shoulders

Project cost: $7.9 million estimate
Project completion: November 1, 2017 
(Pavement rebuild portion complete by early September)

Traffic Impacts

Route 65 CLOSED in segments (between interchanges) in one direction at a time
Route 65 maximum closing of up to 60 calendar days 
During Route 65 closings, traffic detoured using I-44 and Route 360/Route 60 

Drivers can also use local routes in Springfield to get around.
Interchange ramps CLOSED at times
Route 65 OPEN during Labor Day holiday
Route 65 closings scheduled to start week of July 10

Nighttime lane closings possible at times starting week of June 5

Route 65: THE REBUILD
Major Traffic Impacts Timeline 

Weather and/or contruction delays will alter the work schedule.
  • Week of July 10

    Southbound Route 65
    Kearney Street to Division Street

    Southbound Route 65 CLOSED 
    between Kearney Street and Division Street.

    Southbound Route 65 drivers MUST exit at Kearney Street.

    Kearney Street drivers will
    not be able to take the southbound Route 65 ramp.

    Kearney Street drivers will be able to cross Route 65
    with no impact.

    The westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp and the eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp will be closed.

  • Week of July 17

    Southbound Route 65
    Division Street to Chestnut Expressway

    Southbound Route 65 CLOSED 
    between Division Street and Chestnut Expressway.

    Southbound Route 65 drivers MUST exit at Division Street.

    Division Street drivers will not be able to take the southbound Route 65 ramp.

    Division Street drivers will be able to cross Route 65 with no impact.

    The westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp and the eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp will be closed.

  • Week of July 24 into Week of July 31

    Southbound Route 65
    Chestnut Expressway to Sunshine Street

    Southbound Route 65 will be closed
    between Chestnut Expressway and Sunshine Street.

    Southbound Route 65 drivers MUST exit
    at Chestnut Expressway.

    Chestnut Expressway drivers will not be able
    to take the southbound Route 65 ramp.

    Chstnut Expressway and Sunshine Street drivers will be able to cross under Route 65 with no impact.

  • Week of August 7

    Northbound Route 65 
    Sunshine Street to Chestnut Expressway

    Northbound Route 65 CLOSED
    between Sunshine Street and Chestnut Expressway.

    Northbound Route 65 drivers MUST exit at Sunshine Street.

    Sunshine Street drivers will not be able to take the northbound Route 65 ramp.

    Sunshine Street and Chestnut Expressway drivers will be able to cross under Route 65 with no impact.

  • Week of August 14

    Northbound Route 65
    Chestnut Expressway to Division Street

    Northbound Route 65 CLOSED
    between Chestnut Expressway and Division Street.

    Northbound Route 65 drivers MUST exit
    at Chestnut Expressway.

    Chestnut Expressway drivers will not be able
    to take the northbound Route 65 ramp.

    Chesnut Expressway drivers will be able to
    cross under Route 65 with no impact.

  • Week of August 21 into Week of August 28

    Northbound Route 65
    Division Street to Kearney Street

    Northbound Route 65 CLOSED
    between Divison Street and Kearney Street.

    Northbound Route 65 drivers MUST exit at Division Street.

    Division Street drivers will not be able
    to take the northbound Route 65 ramp.

    Division Street and Kearney Street drivers will be able to
    cross Route 65 with no impact.

  • September 1

    Route 65 ClOSINGS COMPLETE

    While there will be more work to complete,
    the major traffic impacts to Route 65 will end by September 1.

    Nighttime lane closings on Route 65
    could continue until late October.  

    Expect one or two lanes
    of Route 65 to be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

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Maps

Construction Timeline
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Lane Closing Example Map

Detour Map

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