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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Intersection of Grand Street and Wabash Avenue to close overnight June 1

City of Springfield Public Works

The intersection of Grand Street and Wabash Avenue will close beginning at 10 p.m. June 1 through 6 a.m. June 2 (weather permitting) for utility work associated with the Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek Project. 

Motorists are encouraged to continue to follow the marked detour, utilizing Kansas Expressway, Bennett Street, Scenic Avenue and Mount Vernon Street.

About the Grand Street Bridge Project

The Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek improvement project, was identified by citizens as their No. 1 priority in need of improvement in the 2015 city-wide transportation survey.

The project will involve the widening of Grand Street to three lanes from Kansas Expressway to Park Avenue, improving both traffic and pedestrian safety. It will include the addition of a center turn lane, upgraded stormwater infrastructure, stream restoration, an improved railroad crossing and the construction of a new bridge over Jordan Creek.

The area, widely used by pedestrians, will also include a new sidewalk on the south side of Grand Street and a multi-use path on the north side that will tie into the existing Ozark Greenways trail system.

Completion of the project is anticipated for fall. The current estimated cost of the project is $2.9 million and will be funded by the voter-approved 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax.

For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] or Public Works project manager Jonathan Peitz at 864-1994 or [email protected]

View the project Fact Sheet.
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