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Southwest District Office (417) 895-7600

February 29, 2012 02:57 PM
Traffic Shifts Coming to Campbell Avenue
Between James River Freeway & South Ave.

Springfield, Greene County -- The northbound lanes of Campbell Avenue between James River Freeway and South Avenue will be shifted to the outside beginning at 7 p.m. today (Wed., Feb. 29), the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The northbound inside lane closest to the concrete median will be closed to allow contractor crews to begin removing a concrete median.

During the traffic shift work tonight, Springfield police officers will direct drivers through the area to allow crews to reposition the traffic signals.

All of the work is expected to be completed by midnight.

On Monday night, March 5, southbound traffic on Campbell Avenue will be shifted to the outside lanes between South Avenue and James River Freeway.

Traffic Impacts after the Lane Shifts:

* Two lanes will remain open in each direction on Campbell Avenue.

* The left-turn lanes at Republic Road and at the ramps to James River Freeway will be open but shifted away from the median.

* The new traffic pattern will remain in place for several weeks. This will enable contractor crews to rebuild the concrete median to allow for new dual-left turn lanes at James River Freeway.

Project Background

* Widen along each outside shoulder of Campbell Avenue (Route 160/13) between South Avenue and a point north of Plainview Road (Farm Road 182) to add a new lane in each direction. A portion of the widening on the west side of Campbell Avenue between James River Freeway (Route 60) and Lakewood Street was completed earlier by a developer.

* Build dual left-turn lanes on Campbell Avenue to turn east and west onto James River Freeway, build dual-left turn lanes on the freeway's eastbound off-ramp to turn north on Campbell Avenue and triple-left turn lanes on the freeway's westbound off-ramp to turn south on Campbell Avenue.

* Install a new sidewalk on the west side of Campbell Avenue between Republic Road north of the freeway and Cardinal Street south of the freeway.

* Build concrete medians in various locations to lengthen left-turn lanes.

MoDOT, the City of Springfield and Greene County are partners in the Campbell Avenue six-laning project.

The prime contractor is Hartman Construction Company of Springfield, doing the work for a low bid amount of $4.9 million.

Part of the construction cost is being funded by federal funds earmarked by retired U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond and then-U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt (now U.S. senator).

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