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Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange Reconstruction Project Update June 1

May 29, 2015 01:58 PM

Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange Reconstruction Project

Update for Week of June 1, 2015

  •  Southbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to U.S. Route 65 CLOSED at night for paving for a couple of nights

Work Scheduled: 

  • Rebuilding and widening southbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to Route 65
  • Pouring concrete for a bridge approach on either side of the new Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65
  • Building curb and gutter on the southwest corner of the interchange along Battlefield Road

Traffic Impacts: 

  • NIGHT WORK: Southbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to Route 65 CLOSED at night. Work hours: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Ramp open during daytime hours.
  • All six lanes of Route 65 shifted AWAY from median at Battlefield Road
  • TRAFFIC CONGESTION on Battlefield Road at Route 65. One lane open in each direction in diverging diamond traffic pattern.
  • Lane closings possible at times on Route 65 during lower traffic volume times
  • Route 65 speed limit reduced to 50 mph during lane closings
  • Crews and equipment entering and leaving work areas

(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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