November 03, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Kearny St. Closure at 6 p.m. Today

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close West Kearney Street between Park Avenue and Golden Avenue beginning at 6 p.m. tonight for the removal of a pedestrian bridge. The bridge was closed Tuesday morning following the discovery of sudden structural issues.

Hartman Construction, working for the City of Springfield, is the contractor for the project. The removal process is expected to last several hours. Springfield Police will help MoDOT and the City of Springfield with traffic control.

Motorists should use the marked detours on Golden Avenue, Atlantic Street and Kansas Expressway. Alternate routes on major roadways are on Kansas Expressway, Chestnut Expressway and West Bypass to the south; or on Kansas Expressway, Interstate 44 and West Bypass to the north.

For more information, contact: Mike Brothers, Department of Public Information, (417) 864-1119.

city of springfield

Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 •