Republic Road Widening

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The final phase of Republic Road Widening is expected to begin in March 2023, providing traffic capacity and safety improvements along one of the busiest retail corridors in Springfield.  The project is designed to improve traffic flow between Campbell Avenue, Republic Road and James River Freeway.   

The Republic Road Widening Phases 4 & 5 Projects will include the widening of Republic Road from three lanes to five lanes between Fairview Avenue and the traffic signal at Chase, including sidewalk and ADA upgrades, stormwater improvements and the addition of bike lanes. At the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Republic Road, traffic signals will be upgraded and additional turn lanes will be added. Signal upgrades will also be completed at the intersection of Republic Road and the driveway at Chase. Construction will also extend north on Campbell Avenue, including updates to stormwater and utility infrastructure. The project is designed to provide better integration between Campbell Avenue, Republic Road and James River Freeway. 

ANTICIPATED TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

Various lane closures will be limited to overnight hours in an effort to minimize traffic impacts during the day. At least one lane of traffic flow in all directions is expected to be maintained at all times. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution at all times. 


BACKGROUND:

In Spring of 2022, Springfield Public Works and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) teamed up to collectively bid the Republic Road improvement project alongside interchange improvements to Campbell Avenue and James River Freeway. Contractor Capital Paving and Construction was awarded the projects and is completing construction on MoDOT and the City’s projects concurrently. Coordination between the projects will help reduce traffic impacts, increase safety for motorists during construction and help reduce overall costs.  

Approved by voters in the 2016 cycle of the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax, the Republic Road Widening Phases 4 & 5 projects is funded through the 1/8-cent Sales Tax, Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds, as well as a cost share with MoDOT. Construction is estimated to cost $5.4 million. 

The project was originally anticipated for completion in December of 2023. Due to a variety of unforeseen factors, completion of the overall project is now anticipated in April 2024.

Project Facts:

Construction Begin: 
March 2023

Original Estimated Completion: 
December 2023

Adjusted Overall Project Estimated Completion: 
April 2024

Contractor: 
Capital Paving & Excavating 

Design Consultant: CMT

 Cost: $5.4 million 

Funding Source: 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax, Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds, MoDOT cost share