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Southwest District Office (417) 895-7600

July 22, 2016 09:16 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of July 25, 2016
  • Route 65 southbound lanes narrowed and shifted toward west or right from Route 60 to just south of Springfield Lake bridge
  • Traffic delays during afternoon rush hour are occurring regularly 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Grading work in Route 65 median north of Springfield Lake bridges
  • Installing storm drains in Route 65 median near Evans Road interchange
  • Building bridge footings and columns in median north of Springfield Lake 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • TRAFFIC SHIFT: Southbound Route 65 lanes narrowed and shifted to west on bridge over Springfield Lake 
    • TRAFFIC CONGESTION EXPECTED during afternoon rush hours for southbound Route 65 and for eastbound Route 60 for drivers exiting to go southbound on Route 65
    • Traffic shift remains in place until fall
  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving the Route 65 median in areas
    • 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
    • Timbercrest Road underneath Route 65, the Galloway Greenways trail and the James River Water trail CLOSED until fall 2017
  • Southbound Route 65 speed limit reduced to 55 mph in 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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