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Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange Reconstruction Project Update May 18

May 15, 2015 11:00 AM

Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange Reconstruction Project

Update for Week of May 18, 2015

  • Southbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to Route 65 CLOSED at night
  • Work nearing completion on south half of Battlefield Road over Route 65

Work Scheduled: 

  • Rebuilding and widening southbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to Route 65
  • Pouring concrete for bridge wall and bridge approaches for new Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65
  • Building retaining walls and curb and gutter along Battlefield Road near Woodstock Avenue
  • Relocating utilities along Battlefield Road near Woodstock Avenue
  • Grading slopes along northbound and southbound Route 65 between Battlefield Road and Sunshine Street

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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