March 11, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Open house for citizen discussion about Republic Road widening

Public Works staff will host an open house to discuss construction for the Republic Road widening project 5-7 p.m., Tuesday March 18 at Seminole Baptist Church, 4221 S. National. The open house is intended for the public, business owners, and property owners to meet the project team, which will consist of City staff and contractor Hartman & Co. Construction for the project is expected to begin in April, with the relocation of gas and water utilities. Plans are to widen Republic Road to five lanes, from the traffic signal at the entrance of Chase to Fremont Avenue. Construction is expected to take approximately 18 months. Funding for this project is from the 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax.

For more information, please contact: Andrew Flippin at 864-1946 or

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1900 •