June 03, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Roosevelt Avenue Section Closed Until Fall 2011

Roosevelt Avenue will be closed between West Kearney Street and the entrance to the St. John’s Family Clinic beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, June 6, 2011, for the construction of the new pedestrian bridge over Kearney Street to Ed V. Williams Elementary School. Roosevelt Avenue will remain closed in this location for the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.

In addition to the bridge construction, several new parking spaces will also be installed along Roosevelt Avenue on the south side of the bridge, for use by parents to pick up students once it is open.

Funding for the project comes from the 1/8-cent Sales Tax for Transportation and the cost is estimated at approximately $1 million. Hartman & Company is the contractor for the project.

For more information, contact: Stacy Bergmann, Professional Engineer, Department of Public Works, (417) 864-1969.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

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