Springfield, Greene County- Weather and construction scheduling issues have forced contractor crews to reschedule the start-up of the pavement replacement project planned for Kansas Expressway south of Chestnut Expressway until the week of April 20.
When the project begins, drivers can expect ‘round the clock lane closings and traffic congestion on Kansas Expressway between Chestnut Expressway and Mount Vernon Street in Springfield, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Contractor crews will remove the existing pavement on Kansas Expressway between Chestnut Expressway and Mount Vernon Street. The project also will replace curb and gutter and the pavement in right and left-turn lanes along Kansas Expressway in the same area.
During the construction, only ONE lane in each direction will be open on Kansas Expressway. By reducing the number of open lanes, traffic congestion can be expected especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. Drivers are urged to find alternate routes, if possible.
Other Traffic Impacts During Construction:
Side streets including College and Walnut streets will be closed over weekends so crews can rebuild the pavement in front of the city streets.
One of the westbound Chestnut Expressway-to-southbound Kansas Expressway turn-lanes will be closed during the project.
Right and left-turn lanes on Kansas Expressway also will be closed at times.
Hartman & Co., Inc. of Springfield will be doing the work. The total cost of the project is $2.4 million.
The work is scheduled for completion by early September 2015.
The project is a partnership with the city of Springfield.
Weather and/or construction delays could alter the work schedule.