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Public Meeting Today on Glenstone Ave. Changes

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thousands of drivers a day travel down South Glenstone in Springfield. All will be impacted in some way by a major project to widen the road to six lanes and redesign three intersections. MoDOT holds a public meeting today about those plans.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thousands of drivers a day travel down South Glenstone in Springfield.  All will be impacted in some way by a major project to widen the road to six lanes and redesign three intersections.  MoDOT holds a public meeting about those plans this afternoon.

The meeting is from 4-6 p.m. at the Conservation Nature Center, 4600 S. Chrisman. 

MoDOT's plans include widening Glenstone to six lanes between Battlefield Rd. and James River Freeway.  The project will also redo intersections of Peele, Independence and Republic Court where they meet Glenstone.  

MoDOT's engineers and the contractor will be at today's meeting to answer questions.

While the work is going on, Glenstone will have overnight lane closings from 7pm-6am.  The entrances to some businesses may be partially blocked but not closed.

Independence Street at the business Independence Center shopping area will become a four-legged intersection.
Republic Road on the east side of Glenstone Avenue will be rerouted along Luster Avenue to Independence Street.


More about this project:

  •     Add an additional lane in each direction on Glenstone Avenue between Battlefield Road and James River Freeway (Route 60)
  •     Add dual right-turn lane from westbound James River Freeway offramp to northbound Glenstone Avenue
  •     Modify three intersections:
        Independence Street will become a four-legged intersection. Republic Road on the east side of Glenstone Avenue will be rerouted along Luster Avenue to Independence Street.
        The entrance to the east outer road at Peele Street will be closed and relocated north of the intersection.  When the project is complete, the entrance to the east outer road will be right-in and right-out only on Glenstone Avenue.
        The Republic Court on the west side of Glenstone Avenue will become a right-in/right-out entrance and the traffic signal will be removed.

     
Traffic Impacts During Construction

  •     Nighttime lane closings between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  •     Crews and equipment close to traffic
  •     Business entrances may be closed one-half at a time or narrowed.  However, drivers will be able to get into and out of businesses along Glenstone Avenue.

   
Project cost: $9,061,000 million (estimate)

  •         $5 million construction
  •         $4 million right-of-way
  •         $61,000 engineering/design



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