Counties Impacted
Route Impacted
Chestnut Expressway
Work Type
Safety and Operational Improvements
Planning Phase

Project highlights:

Proposed improvements on Chestnut Expressway (Loop 44/Business 65) from I-44 to Eastgate Avenue in Springfield include:

  • Signal improvements at various locations
  • Sidewalk (ADA) improvements at various locations
  • Intersection improvements at various locations
  • Improve safety and traffic operations by managing access
  • Operational improvements at US Route 65 diverging diamond interchange
  • Install mid-block pedestrian hybrid beacon
  • Resurfacing and pavement marking from Lulwood Avenue to Eastgate Avenue

Construction is scheduled to begin: Spring 2024

Estimated project cost:  $7.9 million

Traffic Impacts:

  • Nighttime work hours from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Lane closings on Chestnut Expressway (Loop 44/Business 65) at times
  • Narrowed lanes and traffic shifts on Chestnut Expressway (Loop 44/Business 65) at times
  • During higher traffic volume times, drivers can expect occasional delays
  • During the intersection work, turn lanes may be closed at times
  • Crews and equipment close to traffic in areas
  • Drivers may need to seek alternate routes to get to their destinations

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