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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Downtown apartment building construction to impact traffic, parking near 505 E. St. Louis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction of an apartment building at 505 E. St. Louis will require the following traffic and parking impacts in downtown Springfield beginning Monday, Jan. 27 and lasting for the duration of the project, expected to last two years: 

• Along St. Louis Street, directly south of the development site, parallel parking stalls on both sides of the roadway will be eliminated. Two-way driving lanes will be narrowed and shifted south. Sidewalks on the north side of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians directed to use sidewalks on the south side. 

• Directly north of the development site, bike lanes along Trafficway Street will be closed and two-way traffic lanes narrowed and shifted north. Sidewalks on the south side of Trafficway will be closed and pedestrian traffic directed to use sidewalks on the north side of the roadway.

• The short stretch of Benton Avenue, located directly west of the project site between Trafficway Street and St. Louis Street, will be reduced to one-way, southbound traffic only. Sidewalks on both sides of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians advised to seek an alternate route. U.S. Bank will remain accessible from the north via Trafficway Street only.     

• Three bus stops located along St. Louis and Trafficway will be relocated and bus routes will be rerouted for the duration of the project. Visit cutransit.net/alerts for updates on impacts to bus service.

All businesses in the area will remain open and accessible. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution when traveling near the work site.

Further traffic impacts may be required throughout the duration of construction. Notice will be provided to the public as early as possible.   

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For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or kmilam@springfieldmo.gov.  

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