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Major Projects in Depth

Route 65 Six-Laning Project

Route 65 Six-Laning/Bridge Improvements

Route 60 to Greene/Christian County Line


All six lanes of Route 65 OPEN between Route 60 and Evans Road in Springfield as of Saturday morning, November 18!

Weekly Construction Updates

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Project Facts

  • Widen Route 65 to six lanes -- three lanes in each direction -- between Route 60 and the Greene/Christian county line south of Evans Road to continue the progress to six lane Route 65 toward Ozark
  • Widen and rehabilitate southbound Route 65 bridge over Lake Springfield to accommodate new lanes and to lengthen eastbound Route 60-to-southbound Route 65 ramp
  • Replace northbound Route 65 bridge over Lake Springfield with new, wider span to replace old bridge in constant need of repairs.
  • Extend northbound Route 65 ramps to Route 60

Construction: Begins April 2016 with completion mid-November 2017

Total Project Cost: $21 million

Expect Impacts to Nearby Recreational Facilities:

  • Nighttime lane closings on Route 65 between 7:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
  • Route 65 traffic shifts away from bridge work
  • It will be necessary to close sections of an Ozark Greenways Trail during bridge construction (approximately summer 2016 to fall 2017) for the safety of those using the facilities under Route 65
  • Timbercrest Road CLOSED underneath Route 65 when bridge work starts in July 2016 for duration of project
  • The Southwood Fishing/Boating Access remains closed due to flood damage that occurred during the summer of 2015


Traffic Impacts:

  • Route 65 traffic shifts to accommodate bridge construction phasing
  • Nighttime lane closings on Route 65
  • Timbercrest Road CLOSED underneath Route 65
  • Two lanes open each direction on Route 65 during daytime hours. However, traffic congestion can be expected especially from eastbound Route 60 to southbound Route 65


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

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