FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Division Street will close overnight between Glenstone and Weller avenues beginning Wednesday, Aug. 31 through roughly Sept. 17 for utility work related to the Division Street Reconstruction Project. This portion of the roadway will be closed nightly between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. and is planned to reopen to eastbound traffic only during daytime hours.
Access will be maintained to residences located within the work zone. Through traffic is advised to follow the marked detour via Weller Avenue, Commercial Street and Glenstone Avenue.
About the Division Street Reconstruction Project
Approved by voters in the 2019 City’s ¼-cent Capital Sales Tax renewal, the project includes the complete rebuilding of Division Street between National and Glenstone including new pavement, curb and gutter as well as stormwater drainage improvements. A new sidewalk will be constructed along the north side of the roadway and a multi-use path along the south side. Gas and water utility renewals will be conducted through a cost-share agreement with City Utilities.
Construction is anticipated to cost approximately $4.7 million and will be funded through the ¼-cent Capital Improvement and the 1/8-cent Transportation sales taxes. Project construction is expected to last one year.
For more information, visit the project webpage at springfieldmo.gov/division.
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