Springfield, Greene County – Those interested in a project to improve pedestrian facilities to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements along Missouri Route 13 (Kansas Expressway) in Springfield are invited to view the proposed improvements and project information via a virtual (online) public meeting from Tuesday, January 18, until Monday, January 31, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The virtual public meeting can be accessed here: www.modot.org/sw

For those unable to access the online meeting, they are encouraged to contact MoDOT’s Southwest District Office at 417.895.7600 and accommodations will be made to share the information and gather feedback.

Project highlights:

Replace existing non-compliant sidewalk and curb ramps in accordance with ADA requirements
Install new sidewalk and ADA curb ramps to fill in sidewalk gaps in the locations below:
Walmart signal to Route 744 (Kearney Street) on the west side of Route 13 (Kansas Expressway)
Route 744 (Kearney Street) to Atlantic Street on the east side of Route 13 (Kansas Expressway)
Division Street to Loop 44 (Chestnut Expressway) on the east and west sides of Route 13 (Kansas Expressway)

Replace existing push buttons with audible push buttons at signalized intersections
Replace existing non-compliant bus stop pads to meet ADA standards
Replace existing driveways to meet ADA standards
Update pavement marking to high visibility continental marking at crosswalks to enhance pedestrian safety
Add turn lanes and replace the signals on Route 13 (Kansas Expressway) at the intersections of Sunset Street and Walnut Lawn Street
Resurface Route 13 (Kansas Expressway) between I-44 and Route 60 (James River Freeway)

Expected traffic impacts during construction:

Lane closings on Route 13 (Kansas Expressway) at times
Narrowed lanes and traffic shifts on Route 13 (Kansas Expressway) at times
During higher traffic volume, drivers can expect occasional delays
During intersection work, turn lanes may be closed at times
Crews and equipment close to traffic
Temporary partial driveway disruptions during construction

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023.

The estimated project cost is $14.5 million and is a cost-share with the City of Springfield.

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(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)

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