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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

October 20, 2017 10:18 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of October 23, 2017
  • Northbound Route 65 traffic slowed near Springfield Lake after 7 p.m. one night for sign installation
  • Timbercrest Road and Greenways Trails underneath Springfield Lake bridges opening soon 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Installing overhead sign over northbound Route 65 near Springfield Lake
  • Building concrete barrier wall in Route 65 median north and south of Springfield Lake
  • Applying grass seed and mulch in various locations
  • Paving inside northbound and southbound lanes of Route 65 once concrete barrier walls are complete 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Northbound Route 65 traffic slowdowns for installation of overhead sign. Work hours: after 7 p.m.
  • Trucks and other equipment entering and leaving Route 65 median
    • Timbercrest Road underneath Route 65, the Galloway Greenways trail and the James River Water trail could be reopened soon
    • Drivers urged to use alternate routes to get around the Timbercrest Road until it is reopened
    • Trail users are urged to use other Greenways trails in the area until the trail is reopened
    • 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
  • Project nearing completion
  • Total Project Cost: $21 million



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

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(For timely traffic information in the Springfield area, visit www.ozarkstraffic.com)


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