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Posted on: October 3, 2019

CU to begin second phase of electrical work along Fremont Avenue Oct. 7 to prep for roadway project

Expect various lane closures on Fremont Avenue between the mall entrance and Battlefield Road 

City Utilities will begin phase two of electrical line relocations along Fremont Avenue next week in preparation for the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project, anticipated in 2020.

Motorists can expect various lane closures on Fremont Avenue between Battlefield Road and the mall entrance beginning Monday, Oct. 7.  As City Utilities continues to upgrade to new electrical poles, additional roadway closures will be needed. As the project progresses, details regarding traffic impacts will be announced with as much notice as possible.

This phase is expected to wrap up by mid-November in time for the holiday shopping season. Local traffic access to businesses and residences will remain open at all times.   

About the Battlefield and Fremont Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project

The Battlefield and Fremont Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project will include the widening of Fremont Avenue to five lanes between Battlefield Road and Sunset Street. Improvements will also be made at the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue intersection, with traffic signal upgrades and additional turn lanes.

Pedestrian improvements will include new sidewalks north and south along Battlefield, east along Fremont and the addition of multi-use path on the west side of Fremont Avenue. CU will install new steel street light poles on the east side of Fremont Avenue in conjunction with the roadway project.

The roadway improvements project, which has an estimated cost of $5 million, is funded through the voter-approved ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

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For more information, contact City of Springfield Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or kmilam@springfieldmo.gov or City of Springfield Public Works project manager Jonathan Peitz at 864-1994 or jpeitz@springfieldmo.gov or City Utilities Communication Coordinator Joel Alexander at 417-831-8902 or joel.alexander@cityutilities.net


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