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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

November 30, 2017 08:24 AM
Route 65 Six-Laning Project - Springfield
Update for Week of December 4, 2017 FINAL UPDATE
  • Route 65 OPEN to six lanes – three lanes northbound and three lanes southbound
  • Nighttime lane closings for bridge repairs and cleanup
  • This will be the final update for the project. Thanks for your patience during the project! 

 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Repairing bridge end on southbound Route 65 bridge over Springfield Lake
  • Installing road signs in areas
  • Applying grass seed and mulch in various locations
  • Cleaning up in various locations

Traffic Impacts:  

  • NIGHT WORK: One southbound lane of Route 65 closed at Springfield Lake bridge. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All six lanes of Route 65 open in both directions between Route 60 and a point south of Evans Road
  • 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 

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

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