City of Springfield Traffic News Releases

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Inside lanes of Grand Street at Kimbrough Avenue to close Sept. 18-26

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Weather permitting, pavement repair will require the inside lanes of Grand Street at Kimbrough Avenue to close from 8:30 a.m., Thursday Sept.18 until 5 p.m., Friday Sept. 26.

No left turns will be permitted ...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Road closures Sept. 12 and Sept. 13

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works and Environmental Services will be performing utility cut repairs and sewer maintenance that will require road closures at the following locations.

Weather permitting, work will take place:

&...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2014

City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More than four years after the City of Springfield discontinued its red-light camera program as a result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling, and at Councilman Doug Burlison’s suggestion, vendor American Traffic ...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2014

Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close overnight

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Utility relocations will cause Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. tonight (Sept. 8) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 9). Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These reloc...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2014

Public Works performing pavement resurfacing on City streets in September

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works will be resurfacing pavement on several streets throughout the City in September. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution as they move through these areas.

Weather permitting, work wi...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Construction for Mount Vernon/ Orchard Crest Intersection Improvements Project begins Monday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction for the Mount Vernon Street and Orchard Crest Avenue Intersection Improvements Project is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 8. This project will provide stormwater and intersection improvements to Mo...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2014

Overnight closure on Holland Avenue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Utility relocation will cause Holland Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close from 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 28) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 29). Motorists are advised to use an alternate rou...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2014

Overnight closure on Republic Road

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Republic Road will be closed west of National Avenue from 9:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 28) until 5:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 29) for construction of stormwater lines. Please use caution while driving t...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2014

Kimbrough Avenue north and south of Grand Street to close overnight

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pavement repair will cause Kimbrough Avenue directly north and south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These repairs are part of...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2014

New City signage program informs motorists

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists will see additional information from the City as they make their way throughout Springfield’s roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage progr...Read on...

View the National Avenue widening project sign.
Posted on: August 19, 2014

Northbound lane of Jefferson Avenue closed directly south of Bennett Street starting Wednesday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The northbound lane of Jefferson Avenue will be closed in the area directly south of Bennett Street beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20, for bridge modifications. Lane shifts will be used to maintain one northbound lan...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue to close Aug. 19-Sept. 12

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue will be closed beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for work associated with the streetscape project.

Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via S...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

McClernon Street between Delaware Avenue and Kentwood Avenue to close Tuesday, Aug. 19

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Public Works will close McClernon Street between Delaware Avenue and Kentwood Avenue 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 for utility cut repairs.

For more information, please contact Lyle Smith at 864-1965.Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Lane shifts on Republic Road start Thursday evening

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lane shifts will occur on Republic Road between Campbell Avenue and Fremont Avenue starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14. Please use caution while driving through this area. Access to businesses in the area will...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2014

Public Works reminds drivers to slow down, offers back-to-school safety tips

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As Springfield Public Schools’ students head back to school today and area universities start their fa...Read on...

Visit Public Works' Web site.
Posted on: July 28, 2014

Westgate Avenue near Haseltine Road closed for railroad crossing repair until noon July 28

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BNSF Railway has closed Westgate Avenue near Haseltine Road until noon today for repair work on the railroad crossing. Motorists are advised to use the Eldon Avenue detour, accessible from Division Street.Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Road closures, reopenings for Monday, July 28

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  • • Robberson Avenue Closure
  • Robberson Avenue between Walnut Street and Pershing Street will be closed beginning Monday, July 28, for utility work associated with the McDan...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    Overnight closure for Kimbrough Avenue north of Grand Street tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will require Kimbrough Avenue directly north of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Friday, June 18. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These relocations are ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 15, 2014

    Luster Avenue south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Street to be closed tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Luster Avenue, south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Street will be closed 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16 for pavement repair. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

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    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    Overnight closure tonight on National Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Weather permitting, the area of National Avenue just north of Republic Road will be closed from 9:30 p.m. tonight until 5:30 a.m., Friday, July 18 for installation of a storm water line across National, as part...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    City responds to citizen concerns about new bridge walls

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield decided to close a portion of a newly constructed intersection yesterday after several citizens contacted the Citizen Resource Center with sight line concerns around new bridge walls.

    “A change in the c...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    City engineers to discuss potential options for Bennett and Jefferson intersection

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    The City will provide information to media and citizens regarding potential changes to the intersection of Bennett and Jefferson at 2:30 p.m. at the Busch Municipal Building main lobby Tuesday, July 8.
    City engineers decided to c...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    Lane closure on Fremont Avenue between Portland Street and Bennett Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The northbound lane of Fremont Avenue between Portland Street and Bennett Street will be closed 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 from for utility cut repairs. Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via Portland Street, Delaw...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2014

    City asks for public's help in preventing construction-zone crashes

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City's Public Works department is asking for motorists' help in preventing construction-zone traffic accidents.

    "Since June 13, we have had five accidents in our construction areas, and that's too ...Read on...

    Live view of traffic flow and incidents
    Posted on: July 2, 2014

    Night closure for Grand Street east of Kimbrough Avenue tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will require Grand Street directly east of Kimbrough Avenue to close from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These relocations are part of the Grand Street an...Read on...

    Posted on: June 26, 2014

    Brick restoration project improves Springfield's corridors of preservation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Five Springfield neighborhoods will benefit from a preservation project as the City of Springfield continues to maintain historic brick sidewalks.

    Every three years, funds allocated from the ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sale...Read on...

    Posted on: June 26, 2014

    Utah Avenue closes to through-traffic as part of Fassnight Creek improvement project

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    The Fassnight Creek Improvement Phase 2 project in the area of Bennett Street between Campbell and Jefferson is nearing completion. The project includes an extension of the Fassnight Greenway Trail system. Effective immediately, U...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2014

    Lane closures on Battlefield and National

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    Battlefield Road and Glenstone Avenue

    Construction activities for the Battlefield Road/Glenstone Avenue intersection improvement project require a westbound lane closure beginning Tuesday, June 24 until work is complete.

    Nat...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2014

    McDaniel Street closure extended

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue will continue to be closed for utility work associated with the streetscape project. Weather permitting, it should reopen to traffic on July 15.

    For more information, co...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2014

    Bennett Street closure June 24

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Bennett Street between Fremont Avenue and Delaware Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 for utility cut repairs. Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via Delaware Avenue, Portland Street and Fr...Read on...

    Posted on: June 17, 2014

    Luster Avenue closure extended

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to unexpected construction delays, Luster Avenue, south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Drive, will also be closed 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18.

    Contact Everett Kelley, in the City's Public Works Street Operati...Read on...

    Posted on: June 13, 2014

    Lane closures on Battlefield begin Tuesday June 17

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    Updates to AT&T's telecommunication system will require lane closures on Battlefield Road at different locations over the next three weeks, between Fremont and Golden Avenue. Starting on June 17, lane closures are sched...Read on...

    Posted on: June 16, 2014

    Luster Avenue closure

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Luster Avenue, south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Drive will be closed 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 for stormwater improvements. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

    For more information, contact Everett Ke...Read on...

    Posted on: June 12, 2014

    Lane closures at National and Grand intersection

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    Repair work at the intersection of National Avenue and Grand Street will require lane closures on National Avenue from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, June 13. One northbound lane, one southbound lane and one northbound turn lane on Nat...Read on...

    Posted on: June 10, 2014

    Primrose Street lane closure

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lane closure is in effect on Primrose Street from Fremont Avenue to Delaware Avenue until noon on Friday, June 20 or until work is complete, for conduit boring.

    For more information, please contact Jason Haynes at 864-1167 or...Read on...

    Posted on: June 6, 2014

    Night closures for Kimbrough Avenue begin June 8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will cause the northbound lane of Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly for approximately 14 days, starting Sunday, June 8. Lane shifts will be used to mainta...Read on...

    Posted on: June 6, 2014

    McDaniel Street closure

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue will be closed Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 27 for utility work associated with a streetscape project. Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via South Avenu...Read on...

    Posted on: June 5, 2014

    Update: Overnight closures on Republic Road, National Avenue

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    Wet weather has caused the dates for overnight closures on National Avenue and on Republic Road to shift:

    No closures tonight, Thursday, June 5.

    Sunday night, June 8: National Avenue will be closed just north of Republic Roa...Read on...

    Posted on: June 3, 2014

    Lane closures at National and Grand

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    Repair work at the intersection of National Avenue and Grand Street will require lane closures on National Avenue from midnight Wednesday, June 4 until 3 p.m. Thursday, June 5. One northbound lane, one southbound lane and one turn...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2014

    Overnight closures on Republic Road, National Avenue

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    Utility work will require closures on Republic Road and on National Avenue June 3-5:

    Tuesday, June 3: Republic Road will be closed west of National Avenue just east of the shared entrance to Mama Jean's and Seminole ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 30, 2014

    Lane closure at Battlefield and Glenstone

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    The Public Works Department announces the following construction activity that will require a lane closure:

    As part of the intersection improvement project at Battlefield Road and Glenstone Ave, construction activities require ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 30, 2014

    Grand and Kimbrough intersection improvement begins June 2

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A construction project to improve the traffic signal, roadway, stormwater system, utility and accessibility at the intersection of Grand Street and Kimbrough Avenue will begin Monday, June 2.

    The $658,765 construction project c...Read on...

    Posted on: June 4, 2014

    Utility work will require closures on Republic Road and on National Avenue June 3-5

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    Tuesday, June 3: Republic Road will be closed west of National Avenue just east of the shared entrance to Mama Jean's and Seminole Baptist Temple starting at 9:30 p.m. No through-traffic on Republic Road will be allowed dur...Read on...

    Posted on: May 16, 2014

    McDaniel Street streetscape work begins May 19

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    Starting on Monday, May 19, construction will begin for the McDaniel Street streetscape, between South Avenue and Jefferson Avenue and along Robberson Avenue, between Water Street and Pershing Street. During construction, work may...Read on...

    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    Signal work to impact traffic at Battlefield and Lone Pine tomorrow morning

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    Starting at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, City of Springfield signal crews will be cutting power over to a new signal cabinet located on the southwest corner of Battlefield Road and Lone Pine Avenue, and rewiring the intersection. ...Read on...