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Battlefield Road Bridge Over Route 65 Demolition to Cause Major Traffic Impacts March 7-9 Reminder

March 06, 2015 08:07 AM

Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange Reconstruction Project

Update for Week of March 9, 2015

REMINDER: Battlefield Road at Route 65 CLOSED and Route 65 reduced to one lane with traffic routed over ramps for partial bridge demolition.  The traffic impacts last from 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, until 6 a.m. Monday, March 9.

Work Scheduled:  

  • Building retaining walls and installing supports for new bridge along northbound and southbound Route 65 under Battlefield Road
  • Grading rock and pouring concrete along outside shoulders of Route 65 underneath Battlefield Road for future traffic shift away from median
  • Grading rock and dirt along southbound shoulder of Route 65 between Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road for new auxiliary lane
  • Breaking up rock and hauling it away along northbound shoulder of Route 65 between Battlefield Road and Sunshine Street for new auxiliary lane
  • Hauling rock and dirt from ramp areas south of Battlefield Road

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Bridge Demolition Traffic Impacts:
  • Battlefield Road CLOSED at Route 65 and Route 65 traffic routed over ramps at Battlefield Road
    • Work hours: 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, to 6 a.m. Monday, March 9. Contractor allowed to start one hour earlier due to Daylight Saving Time. 
    • Route 65 reduced to one lane in each direction with traffic routed up and over ramps at interchange during 30 hour closing
    • Battlefield Road over Route 65 CLOSED to ALL traffic
    • No right turns onto or off of ramps at interchange
  • TRAFFIC CONGESTIONon Battlefield Road at Route 65. One lane open in each direction until August or September in diverging diamond traffic pattern.
  • Lane closings possible on Route 65 and on Battlefield Road at times. Lane closings occurring at lower traffic volume times.

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

Project Summary:

  • Replace Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65 one-half at a time
  • Convert interchange to a Diverging Diamond configuration
  • Build northbound and southbound auxiliary lanes on Route 65 to connect Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road ramps
  • Install new traffic signal at Battlefield Road and Woodstock Avenue

Project information with live camera view

Prime Contractor: Hartman and Company, Inc., Springfield

Completion Date: September 2015

Total Project Cost: $12.5 million.

Partnership Project: City of Springfield, Greene County, Ozarks Transportation Organization, Jack Henry & Associates, Justice Jewelers and McLean Enterprises, Inc.




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