Construction on the Battlefield Corridor Improvement Project – a collection of roadway and intersection improvements along East Battlefield Road between Luster and Lone Pine avenues – continues this fall with major portions of the project expected to take shape in September.
The project combines a number of necessary roadway improvements and repairs into one large project in an effort to reduce costs, coordinate traffic control and minimize impacts to traffic and area businesses. The project includes intersection improvements at Battlefield and Lone Pine Avenue, a new trail connection from Galloway Creek Greenway Trail, intersection improvements at Battlefield and Luster Avenue and concrete pavement panel replacement along the corridor.
Stormwater drainage improvements were completed at the intersection of Battlefield and Lone Pine in early September, along with the completion of the trail connection, reports Project Manager Nicholas Edelman.
“Over the next month, the contractor plans on having the right turn lane northbound to eastbound completed as well as the turn lanes on Battlefield to Lone Pine,” says Edelman. “While this work is being completed, north-south traffic will be shifted at times to a single lane only in both directions. The straight and turning movements will all be happening out of one lane.”
Concrete panel replacement along the corridor is planned to begin in October. The public can expect a variety of single lane closures as the concrete work takes place. Traffic is expected to remain flowing. Motorists are urged to use caution and may experience minor delays.
“So far everything has gone smoothly and we’re on track to have these improvements completed by winter,” says Edelman.
The Battlefield Corridor Improvement Pproject is expected to cost $1.4 million and is funded through a combination of sources including the 1/4-cent Capital Improvement and 1/8-cent Transportation sales taxes.
For more information on the project, visit springfieldmo.gov/battlefieldcorridor.