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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

November 22, 2017 08:40 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of November 27, 2017
  • Eastbound Route 60-to-southbound Route 65 drivers have dedicated lane and no longer have to merge into southbound Route 65 traffic 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Completing pavement striping in various locations
  • Installing road signs in areas
  • Applying grass seed and mulch in various locations
  • Cleaning up in various locations 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Eastbound Route 60-to-southbound Route 65 has dedicated lane which becomes third southbound lane of Route 65 south of Route 60. Ramp drivers no longer merge into southbound lanes of Route 65.
  • Daytime and nighttime lane closings possible on Route 65 at lower traffic volume times
  • Trucks and other equipment entering and leaving work areas
  • 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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