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US 65 to Open by September 15th

Route 65: THE REBUILD The Final Phase - Springfield

Update for Week of September 11-18

 

  • Northbound Route 65 expected to OPEN between Route 60 and Sunshine Street by late Saturday or Sunday night, Sept. 14-15                                            

Work Scheduled:  

  • Pour concrete for new northbound Route 65 pavement between Route 60 and Sunshine Street (paving should be complete by Thursday, Sept. 12)
  • Diamond-grind (smooth) new Route 65 pavement
  • Install guardrail in areas along Route 65
  • Pave shoulders in areas along Route 65 

Traffic Impacts:  

  • Northbound Route 65 scheduled to REOPEN between Route 60 and Sunshine Street by late Saturday or Sunday night, Sept. 14-15. Until then, northbound Route 65 remains CLOSED.
    • Eastbound Route 60-to-northbound Route 65 ramp closed
    • Westbound Route 60-to-northbound Route 65 ramp closed
    • Eastbound on ramp from Glenstone Avenue to Route 60 closed
    • Route 60 median crossovers closed between Route 65 and Greene County Route NN/J interchange east of Springfield
  • Night work:One southbound lane of Route 65 closed at times. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Temporary traffic signals in operation at Blackman Road/Battlefield Road and Greene County Route D/Route 125 intersections. Signals removed once closings of Route 65 are complete.
  • Signed detours during northbound Route 65 closings:
    • West detour: I-44 to eastbound Missouri Route 360 to eastbound U.S. Route 60 to southbound Route 65
    • East detour: I-44 to Missouri Route 125 to westbound U.S. 60 to southbound Route 65 

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

Project Summary:

  • Sunday-Thursday, August 4-8 -- COMPLETE
    • All southbound lanes of Route 65 CLOSED between Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road
    • Southbound on ramp from Sunshine Street to Route 65 CLOSED
    • Southbound off ramp from Route 65 to Battlefield Road CLOSED
  •  Thursday-Friday, August 8-16 -- COMPLETE
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    • All southbound lanes of Route 65 CLOSED between Battlefield Road and Route 60
    • Southbound Route 65 OPEN between Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road, but reduced to one lane
    • Southbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to Route 65 CLOSED
    • Southbound Route 65-to-westbound Route 60 ramp CLOSED 

All lanes of Route 65 open during the Labor Day holiday (Friday-Friday, August 16-September 6)

  • Friday-Friday, September 6-20 (All northbound Route 65 lanes could be open as early as Saturday or Sunday, Sept. 14 or 15)
    • All northbound lanes of Route 65 CLOSED between Route 60 and Sunshine Street
    • Eastbound Route 60-to-northbound Route 65 ramp CLOSED
    • Westbound Route 60-to-northbound Route 65 ramp CLOSED
    • Northbound off ramp from Route 65 to Battlefield Road CLOSED
    • Northbound on ramp from Battlefield Road to northbound Route 65 CLOSED
    • Northbound off ramp from Route 65 to Sunshine Street CLOSED
    • Eastbound on ramp from Glenstone Avenue to Route 60 CLOSED
    • Route 60 crossovers CLOSED between Route 65 and Greene County Routes NN/J 
  • September 15-November 1
    • Nighttime lane closings for shoulder construction/guardrail/striping/pavement smoothing 
  • Prime Contractor:Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc. of Columbia
  • Completion Date:November 2019 (However, contractor plans to complete project by late September.)
  • Total Project Cost:$8.1 million 

 

 

 

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