July 16, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Grand Street Closure for Stadium Lights Removal

Grand Street will be closed to through traffic between National Avenue and Kings Avenue beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, to allow for the removal of the remaining three light poles located at Plaster Sports Complex at Missouri State University. Closure is expected to last most of the day. Removal of the remaining light poles has been determined necessary by consultants inspecting these poles following the unexpected failure of the light pole at the northwest corner of the football complex.

A detour will be established using Kimbrough Avenue on the west, Cherry Street on the north, and National Avenue on the east. Motorists are advised to use the signed detour to travel around the area of closure.

For more information about the detour, contact: Assistant Director of Public Works, Earl Newman, at 864-1980. For more information about the work on the light poles, contact: Ken McClure, MSU Vice President for Administrative and Information Services, at 836-8505.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

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