SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The westbound lanes of James River Freeway will close again to repair the sinkhole that appeared a few weeks ago.

Starting at 6:30 a.m. on Sep. 16, the westbound lanes between U.S. Highway 65 and Glenstone Avenue, along with both of the Highway 65 ramps onto James River Freeway will be closed while additional repairs are made to the hole.

Traffic Impacts include:

  • Westbound U.S. Route 60 (James River Freeway) CLOSED between U.S. Route 65 and Glenstone Avenue in Springfield
  • Northbound U.S. Route 65 to westbound U.S. Route 60 flyover ramp CLOSED
  • Southbound U.S. Route 65 to westbound U.S. Route 60 ramp CLOSED
  • Drivers urged to find alternate routes:
    • Southbound Route 65 alternate routes: Battlefield Road, Sunshine Street, Chestnut Expressway
    • Northbound Route 65 alternate routes: Christian County Route CC or Missouri Route 14 in Ozark to U.S. Route 160 in Nixa
  • Eastbound Route 60 OPEN
  • North and southbound Route 65 OPEN
  • Expect delays during high-traffic volume times
  • Electronic message boards located near the planned road work will alert drivers to any changes in the work schedule

MoDOT Assistant Director Engineer Laurel McKean said they hope to have repairs done by Friday, September 22. 

“Our goal is the next few days, saw and cut and excavate, Monday fill, and then hopefully Tuesday we can pour the concrete and let it cure and Friday open it back up. That’s our goal,” said McKean.