MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. Route 65 Lane Closures between Ozark and Branson Week of December 5

Where: North and Southbound U.S. Route 65 lane Closures between Christian County Route EE north of Saddlebrooke and Missouri Route 76 north of Branson

When: December 5-9

What: Contractor crews to install high friction surface treatment, guardrail and rumble strips on Route 65. This is part of the U.S. Route 65 Resurfacing and Safety Improvements in Christian and Taney County.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Route 65 daytime lane Closures:
    • Southbound Route 65 lane Closures near Saddlebrooke for high friction surface treatment Monday - Thursday, December 5-8
    • Route 65 passing lane Closures to install rumble strip Monday & Tuesday, December 5 & 6
  • Route 65 nighttime lane Closures:
    • Southbound Route 65 lane Closures to install guardrail between Sawmill Road and Route A/BB intersection Monday – Friday, December 5-9
    • Route 65 lane Closures near Saddlebrooke for high friction surface treatment Thursday-Friday, December 8-9
  • One lane of Route 65 is open at all times
  • Flashing signals and overhead lighting will be turned off and dark at U.S. Route 65 and Christian County Routes A/BB intersection in Saddlebrooke
  • Shoulder Closures in both north and southbound lanes of U.S. Route 65 at Christian County Routes A/BB
  • Drivers may encounter flaggers directing traffic through the work zone where crews are working
  • Crews and equipment close to traffic in areas
  • 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)


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