TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. Route 60 (James River Freeway) Speed Limit Returned To Original

60 Miles Per Hour In Springfield Friday, January 14

What: U.S. Route 60 (James River Freeway) speed limit returned to original 60 miles per hour between National Avenue and U.S. Route 65 in Springfield

When: 9 a.m. Friday, January 14

Details: Contractor crews removed the reduced speed limit on Route 60 in Springfield. The speed limit was 50 miles per hour for safety reasons during construction of the barrier wall and new lanes and is now 60 miles per hour. The new east- and westbound Route 60 left lanes are CLOSED until final pavement is installed in spring. This is part of the U.S. ROUTE 60 (James River Freeway) Widening Project. For more information about this project, click here.

Traffic Impacts:

  • U.S. Route 60 (James River Freeway) speed limit returned to original 60 miles per hour in Springfield
  • East- and westbound U.S. Route 60 new left lanes CLOSED
  • Drivers urged to find alternate routes. No signed detours are planned.
  • Electronic message boards located near the planned road work will alert drivers to any changes in the work schedule
  • Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

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

Project Facts:

  • Add lane in Route 60 median in each direction between National Avenue & Route 65
  • Consolidate Glenstone and Republic ramps to eastbound Route 60 at Harvard Avenue, remove existing eastbound on ramp near Nature Center Way
  • Build roundabout on Glenstone Avenue at intersection with Nature Center Way/Republic Road
  • Widen westbound Route 60 off ramp to Glenstone Avenue
  • Replace deteriorating pavement on eastbound Route 60 west of Route 65
  • All improvements can be made without needing additional property
  • U.S. Route 60 (James River Freeway)/Glenstone Avenue Interchange Project 


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