May 16, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Packer Road Closure

Packer Road at the BNSF Railroad Crossing south of Kearney Street, will be closed beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, May 21, until Wednesday, May 23, 2012, to facilitate the replacement of the existing railroad crossing surface by the BNSF Railway Company.

Upon completion of the surface replacement work, there will be a temporary bump at the crossing until the City of Springfield Public Works Department can complete the surface to the tracks, which will occur approximately two weeks later. The two-week separation will allow for settlement of the tracks.

This project has been accelerated through a cost share partnership between the City of Springfield and BNSF Railway Company, with the City funds coming from the 1/8 Cent transportation sales tax.

For more inforation, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) |417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

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