August 13, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Milling, Paving to Begin at National and Seminole

Starting the week of Aug. 16, crews are scheduled to begin milling pavement on National Avenue at Seminole Street as part of the improvement project at that intersection. The older surface pavement will be milled down to the same level as the new concrete base installed this summer.

Milling is expected to be complete in about one week. Crews are then scheduled to begin laying a new asphalt surface over the entire intersection. Installation of a new median along National Avenue on the south side of the intersection also will begin at this time.

Motorists can expect lane shifts throughout this process. Northbound and southbound traffic on National Avenue will remain open. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Seminole, including right turns, will remain closed.

Once the new paving work is finished, the intersection will be near functional completion and access to Seminole will re-open. Final striping and other finishing touches will occur following that. The project is expected to be fully complete by fall.

The National Avenue and Seminole Street intersection improvement project includes straightening of National to improve driver sightlines, new turn lanes and storm water drainage upgrades. The project is funded by the 1/4-cent Sales Tax for Capital Improvements.

For more information, contact: Dave Shalla, Public Works - Engineering, (417) 864-1901.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

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