May 18, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

National Avenue Lane Closure

National Avenue will be reduced to one northbound lane on the south side of Grand Street today, Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22, 2009.

The lane closure is necessary for AT&T’s utility-relocation work as part of the intersection-improvement project at National and Grand. This is the second of three phases of closures to allow for this work. The third phase will take place Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5, 2009.

The intersection improvements will include new dual-left turn lanes, right-turn lanes, storm sewers, sidewalks, traffic signals, lighting, and curb and gutter. It also includes new safety features such as ADA improvements and crosswalk countdown signals. The $1.16 million project is funded through the quarter-cent sales tax for capital improvements.

For more information, contact: Dan Jessen, Public Works Project Engineer, 864-1980.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

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