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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Traffic control medians to be installed Sept. 15 at El Camino Alto Drive and Lyon Avenue


El Camino Alto and South Campbell RetailA set of traffic medians will be installed overnight at the intersection of El Camino Alto Drive and Lyon Avenue beginning at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15 (weather permitting). The medians will improve safety and traffic flow along a stretch of roadway that experiences frequent vehicle backups.

Designed to restrict straight- and left-turn vehicle movements from Lyon Avenue onto El Camino Alto Drive, the medians are public improvements required alongside the construction of The Ridge development. 

“The Lakewood and Campbell intersection was recently closed for more than a year, so traffic backups on El Camino Alto have certainly been exacerbated,” explains Traffic Engineer Brett Foster. “The installation of these minor traffic medians will still allow traffic to flow in and out of nearby businesses but will restrict the risky and impractical left turns motorists try to make there.” 

The recent reopening of the intersection of Lakewood Street and Campbell Avenue, as well as the construction of additional access roads surrounding the retail development, have provided additional access opportunities for motorists, further easing traffic congestion in the area. 

“Visitors to the SAM’s Club, Academy Sports, the Springfield-Greene County Library Center and other area businesses now have multiple methods in and out, including following El Camino Alto south along the new connection to Campbell Avenue at Lakewood,” explains Foster.  

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For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] 

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