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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

September 22, 2017 01:21 PM
TRAFFIC ALERT
Northbound Route 65-to-Westbound Route 60 Ramp CLOSED at Night Week of Sept. 25

What: Northbound Route 65-to-westbound Route 60 ramp CLOSED in southeast Springfield   

When:

  • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Thursday, Sept. 25 and 28
  • 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29 

Why: Contractor crews widening ramp

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Drivers will have to use nearby Route 65 interchanges including Battlefield Road to reach westbound Route 60
  • Drivers are urged to slow down and expect delays 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
  • 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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(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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