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Southwest District Office

June 08, 2018 09:35 AM
Route 65: THE REBUILD Phase Two Starts Early July;
June 12 Public Meeting to Focus on Project Schedule

Springfield, Greene County – The second phase of Route 65: THE REBUILD is set to begin following the July 4th holiday. 

To provide information to the public about the project’s schedule and the resulting traffic impacts, the Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public meeting from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at 3025 E. Kearney Street in Springfield. 

Anyone interested in the project is welcome to drop by at any time during the public meeting to talk with MoDOT and contractor representatives about the project. NO FORMAL PRESENTATION IS PLANNED. 

Those unable to attend the meeting can view project displays via the project website at www.modot.org/southwest

Here’s a look at the project:

  • Replace the southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44
  • Rebuild southbound Route 65 pavement between Valley Water Mill Road and Kearney Street
  • Rebuild ramps in areas along southbound Route 65
    • Westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65
    • Southbound Route 65-to-eastbound I-44
    • A portion of eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65
    • Southbound Route 65 to Kearney Street
  • No work planned for northbound Route 65 (Northbound Route 65 pavement was replaced during the installation of the flyover ramp from northbound Route 65 to westbound I-44 in 2006-2007 and other segments were replaced during the Route 65 REBUILD project in 2017) 

Expected traffic impacts:

  • July 6-July 7 – I-44 CLOSED at Route 65 during bridge demolition
  • July 6 until mid-August – Southbound Route 65 at I-44 CLOSED up to 48 calendar days
  • July 30-August 4 – Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between I-44 and Kearney Street
  • August 6-August 14 – Southbound Route 65 CLOSED between Greene County Route AA and I-44
  • Various ramps closed at interchange during construction
  • Detours will be in place using various state routes including Glenstone Avenue (Current project to rebuild Glenstone Avenue pavement between I-44 and Kearney Street will be complete before the Route 65 REBUILD starts.)
  • Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule. 

The entire project must be completed by November 1. However, contractor crews expect the Route 65 REBUILD project to be complete by mid-August.

The prime contractor doing the work is Millstone Weber, Inc. of St. Charles. 

The estimated total project cost is $6.6 million.    


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

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