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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

November 03, 2017 08:12 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of November 6, 2017
  • Timbercrest Road, Ozark Greenway trail and James River Water trail underneath Route 65/Springfield Lake bridges OPEN
  • Nighttime lane and ramp closings on Route 65 for paving work 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Paving sections of northbound and southbound Route 65 between Springfield Lake and Route 60
  • Building concrete barrier wall in Route 65 median north and south of Springfield Lake
  • Installing road signs and guardrail in various locations 

Traffic Impacts:  

    • Route 65 lane closings in both directions. Work hours: as early as 6 p.m. to as late as 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Eastbound Route 60-to-southbound Route 65 and southbound Route 65-to-southbound Route 65 ramps CLOSED. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday into Monday, Nov. 5-6.
    • Drivers urged to avoid area during lane and ramp closings. Delays are expected.
  • Trucks and other equipment entering and leaving work areas
  • Route 65 speed limit reduced to 55 mph in work zone
  • Timbercrest Road underneath Route 65, the Galloway Greenways trail and the James River Water trail OPEN 

(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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