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Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange Reconstruction Project

October 10, 2014 07:21 AM

Battlefield Road/Route 65 Interchange

Project Set to Begin Week of October 13

Springfield- Initial work to replace the Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65 and convert the interchange to a Diverging Diamond in southeast Springfield will begin the week of October 13, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. 

The work planned for the remainder of  2014 will cause minimal impacts to traffic.  The work will be confined to nighttime work hours when drivers can expect lane closings on Battlefield Road and Route 65.

During the week of October 13, drivers will see contractor crews installing work zone signs and moving in heavy equipment. 

In January 2015, work will begin to replace the Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65 one-half at a time.  Unlike other Diverging Diamond interchanges recently built in the Springfield area, the Battlefield Road/Route 65 interchange will be converted to the Diverging Diamond traffic configuration sometime in late January or early February to help move traffic more efficiently during reconstruction of the Battlefield Road bridge.

MoDOT will host a public meeting in early to mid-November to talk with area residents and business owners about the construction plans for building the complex project and the resulting traffic impacts.  The meeting details will be announced at a later date.

During construction, MoDOT will send out weekly construction updates via email and post the updates on its web site at .  Anyone interested in receiving construction updates may contact MoDOT's Southwest District Office in Springfield at 417.895.7600 or request updates by emailing MoDOT's Southwest District office.

Construction Traffic Impacts:

  • Nighttime lane closings on Battlefield Road and on Route 65.  Work hours: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Switch to Diverging Diamond traffic pattern in January or February
  • Route 65 CLOSED up to 30 hours on two different occasions for bridge demolition. During the closings, Route 65 traffic routed over the ramps.
  • Ramps at interchange CLOSED up to two weeks (only two ramps closed at a time) sometime during the project
  • Battlefield Road over Route 65 CLOSED up to 32 hours for switch to final configuration late in the project
  • During daytime hours, one lane in each direction will remain open on Battlefield Road and six lanes will remain open on Route 65

Project Highlights:

  • Battlefield Road bridge over Route 65 replaced with a slightly wider and higher structure
  • Battlefield Road converted to Diverging Diamond Interchange design, which allows Battlefield Road traffic to make "free" left-hand turns onto Route 65
  • On Route 65, new southbound and a northbound auxiliary lanes built to connect Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road ramps
  • New traffic signal at Battlefield Road and Woodstock Avenue

Prime Contractor: Hartman and Company, Springfield

Project Cost: $12.5 million
Completion: September 30, 2015

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




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