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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

June 03, 2016 08:36 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project -- Springfield
Update for Week of June 6, 2016
  • Nighttime lane closings for southbound Route 65 north of Springfield Lake all week
  • Trucks entering and leaving the Route 65 median 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Installing drain pipes across southbound Route 65 at night
  • Installing drain pipes and other storm water structures in the Route 65 median north and south of Springfield Lake  
  • Hauling rock and dirt from Route 65 median to Timbercrest Road underneath Route 65 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSINGS: One southbound lane of Route 65 closed north of Springfield Lake. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday-Friday
    • Timbercrest Road underneath Route 65, the Galloway Greenways trail and the James River Water trail CLOSED until fall 2017
    • Drivers urged to use alternate routes to get around the Timbercrest Road closing
    • Trail users are urged to use other Greenways Trails in the area
    • Closings needed to begin work on southbound Route 65 bridge
  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving the Route 65 median
  • Southbound Route 65 speed limit reduced to 55 mph in the work zone 

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

Project Summary:

  • Widen Route 65 to six lanes — three lanes in each direction — between Route 60 and a point 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 repair
  • Extend northbound Route 65 ramps to Route 60

Prime Contractor: Emery Sapp and Sons, Columbia

Completion Date: November 2017

Total Project Cost: $21 million.

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