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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Delivery of Grand Street Bridge Project beams to cause traffic delays Sept. 4-7

City of Springfield Public Works

Expect traffic delays surrounding the Grand Street Bridge Project work site near the intersection of Grand Street and Kansas Expressway beginning early Tuesday morning, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 7 as City contractor, Hartman and Company, will deliver bridge beams and equipment to the work site.

Traffic impacts throughout the week will include:

• Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Traffic will have limited access to the intersection of Grand Street and Park Avenue as beams will be delivered and unloaded from the west side of Jordan Creek. 

• Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Friday, Sept. 7 - Motorists may experience momentary backups, lane closures and overnight closures at the intersection of Grand Street and Wabash Avenue as beams and equipment will be unloaded from the east side of Jordan Creek. Access to Wabash Avenue will be limited, however, a flagger will be available to help gain access to businesses.   

Springfield Police Department personnel will be present throughout delivery work to help direct traffic.

Drivers are asked to please be patient as the approximately 70-foot beams make their way by truck through town to the project site.

Motorists are encouraged to continue to utilize the marked detour around the work site.


About the Grand Street Bridge Project

The Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek improvement project, was identified by citizens as their No. 1 priority in need of improvement in the 2015 city-wide transportation survey.

The project involves the widening of Grand Street to three lanes from Kansas Expressway to Park Avenue, improving both traffic and pedestrian safety. It includes the addition of a center turn lane, upgraded stormwater infrastructure, stream restoration, an improved railroad crossing and the construction of a new bridge over Jordan Creek.

The area, widely used by pedestrians, will also include a new sidewalk on the south side of Grand Street and a multi-use path on the north side that will tie into the existing Ozark Greenways trail system.

The project is funded through the voter-approved 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax. 

For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] or Public Works project manager Jonathan Peitz at 864-1994 or [email protected]

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