March 10, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Grand Street Closure March 12-14

Grand Street west of National Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions beginning at 6 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2011, and will remain closed until 6 a.m., Monday March 14, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to allow for electric utility work under Grand Street in preparation for the future widening of this stretch of Grand.

Motorists should follow the marked detours via National Avenue, Cherry Street and Kimbrough Avenue during the closure. Local traffic only will be able to access Holland Avenue, Clay Avenue, Dollison Avenue and John Q. Hammons Parkway.

The widening of Grand Street between Kimbrough Avenue and National Avenue is part of the 2010-2013 1/4-Cent Sales Tax for Capital Improvements project list presented to and approved by voters in June 2010. Work on that project will begin at a later date.

For more information, contact: Public Works - Traffic Engineering, (417) 864-1980.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

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