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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

July 01, 2016 09:51 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of July 4, 2016
  • No work planned over July 4th holiday weekend
  • One southbound lane of Route 65 closed at night for shoulder work

 Work Scheduled:  

  • Removing southbound Route 65 shoulder and grading work to prepare for widening the roadway near Springfield Lake
  • Installing drain pipes in the Route 65 median between Route 60 and Springfield Lake

 Traffic Impacts:  

  • One southbound lane of Route 65 closed south of Route 60. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving the Route 65 median
  • Southbound Route 65 speed limit reduced to 55 mph in the work zone
  • ROAD/TRAIL CLOSINGS:
    • 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

 (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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