Part of the Frisco Highline Trail between Springfield and Willard is officially open again after road work blocked part of the trail for nearly two months.

MoDOT says as of 9 a.m., the trail was reopened again at mile 3.

The trial closed on Sept. 23 to allow contractor crews to install a box culvert to take the trail underneath the future lanes of Route 160.

It’s part of a project to widen Route 160 between Springfield and Willard. It’s expected to be completed on December 1st of next year.

The total project cost is $18.6 million.

Highway 160 at Jackson Street

More information from MoDOT:

U.S. Route 160 Widening Project – Willard to Springfield

Frisco Highline Trail To REOPEN at Trial Mile 3

What: Frisco Highline Trail to OPEN at Trial Mile 3 at Route 160

When: By 9 a.m. today (Friday, Nov. 22)

Details: Trial closed on Sept. 23 to allow contractor crews to install a box culvert to take the trail underneath the future lanes of Route 160

Project Summary:

  • Widen Route 160 to four lanes between I-44 in Springfield and Jackson Street in Willard
  • Resurface the existing lanes of Route 160 between I-44 in Springfield and Route AB in Willard
  • Install concrete traffic barrier between lanes in areas
  • Add a pedestrian underpass underneath Route 160 at Hunt Road
  • Add a new box culvert to carry Frisco Highline Trail underneath Route 160 at Trail Mile 3
  • Add street lighting at intersections

Intersection improvements:

  • J-turn at Farm Road 123/Westgate Avenue
  • Right-in/Right-out at Haseltine Road (Farm Road 115)
  • Roundabout at Farm Road 94 near quarry
  • Add left-turn lane at Hughes Road
  • Roundabout at Farm Road 103/Melville Road/Hunt Road
  • Roundabout at Jackson Street
  • Add turn lanes at Greene County Route AB

Prime Contractor: APAC-Central, Springfield

Completion Date: December 1, 2020

Total Project Cost: $18.6 million