Update for Week of February 10

U.S. Route 160 Widening Project - Willard to Springfield
  • TRAFFIC STOPS on Route 160 and nearby county roads of up to 15 minutes once a day for rock blasting. Blasting could occur between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

Work Scheduled:  

  • Blasting/breaking rock north of Farm Road 123
  • Hauling and grading dirt/rock to build new highway lanes
  • Installing drain pipes in various locations
  • Installing power supplies in areas for new traffic signals and street lighting
  • Work has slowed due to wet/cold weather conditions 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • TRAFFIC STOPS for rock blasting:  
    • Route 160 traffic stopped for up to 15 minutes once a day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • Traffic also may be stopped on nearby county farm roads
    • Flaggers on the road will stop traffic
    • Rock blasting could take several months to complete
  • Equipment crossing county farm roads at times. Short-term traffic stops by flaggers to allow equipment to cross the road.
  • Route 160 shoulder closed in areas at times
  • Crews and equipment close to traffic
  • Equipment entering and leaving work areas
  • Crews may work Saturdays and Sundays to make up work missed due to weather/construction delays 

(Weather or construction delays could alter the work schedule.) 

Project Summary:

  • Widen Route 160 to four lanes between I-44 in Springfield and Jackson Street in Willard
  • Resurface the existing lanes of Route 160 between I-44 in Springfield and Route AB in Willard
  • Install concrete traffic barrier between lanes in areas
  • Add a pedestrian underpass underneath Route 160 at Hunt Road
  • Add a new box culvert to carry Frisco Highline Trail underneath Route 160 at Trail Mile 3
  • Add street lighting at intersections
  • Intersection improvements:
    • J-turn at Farm Road 123/Westgate Avenue
    • Right-in/Right-out at Haseltine Road (Farm Road 115)
    • Roundabout at Farm Road 94 near quarry
    • Add left-turn lane at Hughes Road
    • Roundabout at Farm Road 103/Melville Road/Hunt Road
    • Roundabout at Jackson Street
    • Add turn lanes at Greene County Route AB
  • Prime Contractor: APAC-Central, Springfield
  • Completion Date: December 1, 2020
  • Total Project Cost: $18.6 million 

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