MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44 Traffic Slowed/Stopped West of Springfield Tonight (June 2) for Blasting

What: Law enforcement officers along with MoDOT crews slowing and stopping traffic on I-44 west of Springfield between Greene County Routes PP/K (Mile Marker 61) and Missouri Route 360 (Mile Marker 69) to allow crews to blast rock at the Greene County Route N/T interchange (Mile Marker 67) 

When: 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, June 2) 

Why: Contractor crews clearing away rock to extend interchange ramps at several interchanges between Lawrence County Route Z near Halltown and Chestnut Expressway/Missouri Route 266 in west Springfield (Mile Markers 58-72) 

Traffic Impacts:

  • I-44 traffic will be slowed and stopped for up to 20 minutes before and after the rock blasting to ensure the safety of motorists
  • Traffic attempting to enter I-44 from interchange ramps in the area will be stopped for up to 20 minutes 

Details: Work is part of a larger project to resurface I-44, lengthen interchange ramps and install new guardrail between a point east of Lawrence County Route Z (Mile Marker 58) and Missouri Route 266/Chestnut Expressway (Mile Marker 72) west of Springfield. 

(Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule) 


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