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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Reminder: Bennett Street to close east of Enterprise Avenue May 8 - June 3

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bennett Street will close at the BNSF Railroad Crossing, just east of Enterprise Avenue, beginning 8 a.m. Monday, May 8 through Saturday, June 3 (weather permitting) for construction on improvements to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad crossing. 

The project will involve the lowering of the train tracks by 12-18 inches and the raising of the of the approach on the east side of the tracks in an effort to improve sight distance issues causing safety concerns at the Enterprise Avenue intersection. New ADA compliant sidewalks will be added as well as improvements to the storm sewer system.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route. 

For more information, contact Tina Stob, Department of Public Works, 417-864-1984 or tstob@springfieldmo.gov.

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