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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

October 13, 2017 08:28 AM
Chestnut Railroad Bridge Project in Springfield
Update for Week of October 16
  • CHESTNUT EXPRESSWAY TRAFFIC west of Route 65 traveling over south 2/3 of new railroad bridge
  • Narrowed driving lanes and closed driving lanes in areas as work continues on project 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Installing bridge components for north 1/3 of bridge
  • Setting girders for north 1/3 of bridge
  • Building retaining wall on northwest corner of bridge 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • CHESTNUT EXPRESSWAY TRAFFIC USING NEW RAILROAD BRIDGE:
    • Two westbound lanes open
    • One eastbound lane open
    • Delays occurring eastbound on Chestnut Expressway during afternoon rush hour
    • Drivers urges to use both eastbound lanes of Chestnut Expressway leading up to new bridge and then take turns merging into one lane near Belcrest Avenue
  • Drivers will need to use Rockhurst Street (take Belcrest Avenue one block north of Chestnut Expressway) to reach businesses in Chestnut Warehouse complex. Business entrance from Chestnut Expressway temporarily closed to make way for north 1/3 of new railroad bridge and to raise elevation for future business entrance.
  • McDaniel Street underneath new bridge open to traffic
  • 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: Late 2017
  • Total Project Cost: $14.8 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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