FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barring contractor delays, the City of Springfield expects to conduct street resurfacing in the Commercial Street Historic District beginning Monday, Aug. 30 through Thursday, Sept. 2. Resurfacing work will impact driving lanes and parking stalls along Commercial Street between Washington Avenue and Lyon Avenue. The work will be completed in the following two sections:
- Washington Avenue to Robberson Avenue – Asphalt milling will begin in this section on Monday, Aug. 30. New asphalt and pavement markings will be applied on Tuesday, Aug. 31 (weather permitting).
- Robberson Avenue to Lyon Avenue – Asphalt milling will begin Wednesday, Sept. 1. New asphalt and pavement markings are anticipated in this section on Thursday, Sept. 2 (weather permitting).
The public can expect single-lane closures along the roadway, with a flagger posted to maintain 2-way traffic around the work site. Periodic full lane closures may be necessary. Between asphalt milling and overlay steps, the roadway surface will be rough, but driveable. The City will place "no parking" signs at least 48 hours in advance of any on-street parking closures. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through these work sites.
“C-Street business owners and visitors can also expect an amount of dust in the air as this work is conducted,” explains Superintendent of Streets Colten Harris. “Unfortunately, this work may cause a bit of a headache for a few days, but we’re grateful for patience and support as we work to provide a fresh new driving surface as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
General contractor, APAC, will complete the project which is funded through the Major Street Resurfacing and Rehabilitation program of the voter-approved ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.
For more information, please contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected].