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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

September 08, 2017 09:57 AM
Chestnut Railroad Bridge Project in Springfield
Update for Week of September 11
  • Chestnut Expressway CLOSED at night Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 13-14, for paving
  • Work focusing on moving Chestnut Exp. traffic to new railroad bridge within next three weeks 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Paving Chestnut Expressway east of new bridge through Ingram Mill Road intersection
  • Applying new pavement striping on Chestnut Expressway from new bridge through Ingram Mill Road intersection
  • Widening intersection of Ingram Mill Road and McDaniel Street and building curb and gutter in areas
  • Building business entrances in various locations
  • Building sidewalk along Chestnut Expressway west of bridge and along the west side of Ingram Mill Road south of Chestnut Expressway
  • Installing fencing on south side of bridge 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • ROAD CLOSED: Chestnut Expressway CLOSED at night between Ingram Mill Road and Belcrest Avenue. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 13-14. Detour set up on nearby city streets.
  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving work areas
  • UPCOMING TRAFFIC SWITCH: Chestnut Expressway scheduled to move to new railroad bridge within next three weeks
    • Expect traffic backups and delays on eastbound Chestnut Expressway west of Belcrest Avenue at heavy traffic volume times. Drivers urged to use both eastbound lanes and take turns merging into one lane as they enter work zone.
    • Chestnut Expressway traffic shifted to north of existing roadway
    • Two westbound lanes open
    • One eastbound lane open
    • Left-turns restricted at Belcrest Avenue/Chestnut Expressway intersection. Drivers urged to obey restricted left turns.
    • Drivers urged to find alternate routes including Kearney Street and Sunshine Street to reach downtown areas of Springfield
  • Camera view of project 

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

Project Summary:

  • Build a bridge on Chestnut Expressway over the railroad tracks west of Route 65
  • Build new roads on either side of Chestnut Expressway to provide access to area businesses
  • Install a new traffic signal at Ingram Mill Road and Chestnut Expressway
  • First phase of construction: June to December 2016. Prime contractor: D&E Blasting & Excavating, Nixa -- COMPLETED
  • Second phase of construction: January 2017 to November 2017. Prime contractor: Lehman Construction Company, California 
  • Partnership project: Springfield, Greene County, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad & MoDOT
  • Completion Date: November 2017
  • Total Project Cost: $14.8 million 


(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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