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Southwest District Office (417) 895-7600

May 04, 2012 10:12 AM
U.S. 60/U.S. 65 Interchange Reconstruction: Springfield
Update for Week of May 7-11, 2012
  • Daytime lane closings on eastbound U.S. 60 east of Glenstone for shoulder/crossover paving
  • Eastbound U.S. 60 traffic to shift to westbound U.S. 60 bridge over railroad tracks Thursday Night

Work scheduled:

  • Paving median shoulder along new eastbound U.S. 60 lane east of Glenstone Avenue
  • Paving crossover between eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 60 near Conservation Nature Center. Crossover to be used to move eastbound U.S. 60 traffic to westbound U.S. 60 bridge over railroad tracks
  • Installing new overhead truss signs over eastbound U.S. 60 east of Glenstone Avenue
  • Installing bridge deck panels, tying reinforcing steel into place and pouring concrete for new bridge deck on westbound U.S. 60 bridge at Lake Springfield
  • Installing guardrail along eastbound U.S. 60 between a point east of Glenstone Avenue and U.S. 65
  • Grading and applying grass seed and mulch in areas on the northwest corner of the interchange
  • Removing old westbound U.S. 60 pavement west of U.S. 65

(See map below for work locations.)

Traffic Impacts:

  • UPCOMING TRAFFIC SWITCH: Eastbound U.S. 60 traffic scheduled to shift to one westbound lane of U.S. 60 west of Glenstone Avenue Thursday night into Friday morning. During shift, eastbound U.S. 60 CLOSED and traffic detoured between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • DAYTIME LANE CLOSINGS: One eastbound lane of U.S. 60 closed east of Glenstone Avenue. Work hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
  • NIGHT WORK: Northbound Glenstone Avenue-to-eastbound U.S. 60 ramp closed and short-term traffic stops on eastbound U.S. 60 east of Glenstone Avenue for sign installation. Work hours: 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  1. Only one lane open on U.S. 60 in each directions between a point east of Glenstone Avenue and a point east of U.S. 65. Speed limit reduced to 45 mph.
  2. Eastbound U.S. 60 traffic shifted slightly to right between Glenstone Avenue and eastbound ramp to U.S. 65
  3. Southbound U.S. 65 traffic shifted to old northbound lanes just north of U.S. 60. Southbound U.S. 65-to-eastbound U.S. 60 ramp traffic shifted to temporary ramp lane. Expect bumps in temporary pavement connecting southbound U.S. 65 to ramp. Speed limit on southbound U.S. 65 reduced to 50 mph.
  • RAMP CLOSED: Westbound U.S. 60-to-southbound U.S. 65 ramp CLOSED until summer or fall 2012

Ramp Detour: Westbound on U.S. 60 exit at Glenstone interchange, travel through interchange, to eastbound U.S. 60 to southbound U.S. 65

  • Large equipment entering and leaving work areas
  • Work zone speed limit in other areas: 60 mph
  • Work zone posted with an additional $250 fine for speeding when workers are present.

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

Trail Impacts:

  • Trail users are urged not to go beyond the trail closed signs and the fencing. There are deep excavations, overhead construction and large equipment moving back and forth over or near the closed trail segments. All this activity makes the trail in these areas unsafe to use which is why these trail segments have been closed.

- Section of Galloway Creek Greenway trail remains open between the old iron bridge east of U.S. 65 and the Missouri Conservation Nature Center trail west of U.S. 65 and south of U.S. 60.


- Section of Galloway Creek Greenway trail CLOSED at U.S. 60 west of U.S. 65 near the railroad tracks.

- James River Greenway trail between Galloway Creek Greenway trail near the iron bridge south of U.S. 60 and Brunswick Avenue north of U.S. 60.

  • These trail segments are CLOSED INDEFINITELY for bridge work on U.S. 60 east of U.S. 65 and for bridges being built over the railroad tracks on U.S. 60 west of U.S. 65.

Project Summary:

  • Build new "flyover" ramps for eastbound U.S. 60-to-northbound U.S. 65 and northbound U.S. 65-to-westbound U.S. 60 - completed
  • Replace northbound U.S. 65 bridge over U.S. 60 - completed
  • Widen and rehabilitate eastbound U.S. 60 bridge over Lake Springfield - completed
  • Build new bridges on U.S. 60 over railroad tracks -- westbound U.S. 60 bridge completed
  • Replace westbound U.S. 60 bridge over Lake Springfield
  • Rehabilitate the southbound U.S. 65 bridge over U.S. 60
  • Install new highway lighting and storm drains

Scheduled completion: October 2012

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