TRAFFIC ALERT: Backups Occurring At I-44/Route 65 Interchange In Springfield

Traffic backups are occurring on I-44 at Route 65 in Springfield due to the closing of I-44 for the southbound 65 bridge removal.

I-44 will remain closed until early Sunday morning, July 15

Please help us spread the word that drivers should consider avoiding the interchange area.

I-44 eastbound drivers can also use eastbound Route 360 (Exit 69), eastbound Route 60 to northbound Route 65 to eastbound I-44

I-44 westbound drivers can also use southbound Route 125 (Exit 88), westbound Route 60, westbound Route 360 to westbound I-44

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

Route 65 REBUILD Project Summary:

Replace 50-year old, deteriorating southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44

Rebuild original 1970s-era southbound Route 65 pavement between Valley Water Mill Road (Farm Road 102) and Kearney Street

Rebuild ramps: Rebuild westbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp Rebuild eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp Rebuild southbound Route 65-to-Kearney Street ramp Rebuild portion of eastbound I-44-to-southbound Route 65 ramp ·

Upgrade guardrail ·

Rebuild shoulders ·

No work planned for northbound Route 65 ·

Prime Contractor: Millstone Weber, Inc. of St. Charles, Mo. ·

Completion Date: November 2018 (However, contractor plans to complete project by mid-August.) · Total Project Cost: $4.3 million 

(Information provided by MoDOT Southwest)

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