Bridge Sealing Project to Close Two Northbound Route 65 Interchange Ramps

Work to be done over two separate weekends

SPRINGFIELD – Drivers can expect two northbound Route 65 interchange ramps – one at Route 60 and the other at I-44 – in Springfield to close over two separate weekends in early September, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Contractor crews will clean and then seal the bridge decks/driving surfaces of the two interchange ramps. The work is a preventative maintenance measure aimed at extending the life of the two bridges.

Here’s a look at the project schedule:

• Northbound Route 65 to westbound Route 60 in southeast Springfield will close during work hours: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, until as late as 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

If the work cannot be completed due to weather or construction delays, the work will be rescheduled for Sept. 14-17.

A detour route has been established. 

• Northbound Route 65 to westbound I-44 in northeast Springfield will close during work hours: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, until as late as 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

If the work cannot be completed due to weather or construction delays, the work will be rescheduled for Sept. 21-24.

Detour: Northbound Route 65 to Valley Water Mill Road (FRD 102) interchange to southbound Route 65 to westbound I-44

The prime contractor on the project is Branco Enterprises, Inc. of Neosho, and the project is costing  $416,000.

The project will be completed by early October 2018.