Springfield, Greene County - A computer animation showing how traffic will flow after a new railroad bridge is built in 2015-16 on East Chestnut Expressway in Springfield will be unveiled for viewing during a public meeting. It will take place in the MoDOT/Southwest District Office at 3025 E. Kearney St. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. On Monday afternoon scheduled for 5-7 p.m. an online meeting will feature the same exhibits as the in-person session. It should be found here.
Chestnut Expressway is a state road, carrying Business U.S. 65 between U.S. 65 and Glenstone Avenue.The project includes building a railroad overpass on Chestnut Expressway, just west of U.S. 65, build access roads to businesses on either side of the railroad bridge and install a new traffic signal on Chestnut Expressway at Ingram Mill Road. The estimated cost is $14.8 million and will be born by the city of Springfield, Greene County and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
The computer animation will show viewers how the bridge will look. It will depict traffic moving on Chestnut Expressway between Ingram Mill Avenue and Belcrest Avenue just west of U.S. 65 and on access roads and entrances that will serve area businesses.
How to comment
People attending the in-person meeting to look at plans and the animation will be able to talk with project engineers and ask questions or provide comments. Anyone going online to view the project plans and animation will be able to submit comments electronically. Project engineers will respond to questions within a day or two. The online information will remain available on the MoDOT web site through construction.
Impacts from late 2015 until December 2016 will include delays on Chestnut Expressway and U.S. 65 with only one lane open in each direction.