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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

August 14, 2015 09:55 AM
Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange Reconstruction Project
Update for Week of August 17, 2015
  • Nighttime northbound Route 65 ramp and lane closings during the week for paving work

Work Scheduled:  

  • Pouring concrete to widen northbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to Route 65
  • Pouring concrete for northbound Route 65 auxiliary lane between Battlefield Road and Sunshine Street
  • Installing electrically wiring for traffic signals and street lighting in various locations
  • Pouring concrete for curb and gutter along Battlefield Road in areas
  • Building retaining wall at Battlefield Road and Woodstock Avenue

Traffic Impacts:  

  • NIGHT WORK: Northbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to Route 65 (northeast corner of interchange) CLOSED at night.  Exact dates and times will be announced later in the week.
  • NIGHT WORK: Northbound left-lane of Route 65 closed between Battlefield Road and Sunshine Street. Work hours: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. later in the week.  
  • TRAFFIC SHIFTS:
    • Route 65 shifted toward shoulders at Battlefield Road
    • Battlefield Road traffic shifted to new south half of bridge over Route 65
  • TRAFFIC CONGESTION on Battlefield Road at Route 65. One lane open in each direction in diverging diamond traffic pattern.
  • Route 65 speed limit may be reduced to 50 mph at times
  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving work areas

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

Project Summary:

  • Replace Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65 one-half at a time
  • Convert interchange to a Diverging Diamond configuration
  • Build northbound and southbound auxiliary lanes on Route 65 to connect Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road ramps
  • Install new traffic signal at Battlefield Road and Woodstock Avenue

Project information with live camera view

Prime Contractor: Hartman and Company, Inc., Springfield

Completion Date: September 2015

Total Project Cost: $12.5 million.

Partnership Project: City of Springfield, Greene County, Ozarks Transportation Organization, Jack Henry & Associates, Justice Jewelers and McLean Enterprises, Inc.

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