Kearney Street is expected to get a facelift in the spring, as the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) southwest division proposes plans to repave and make various improvements along the corridor from the Springfield-Branson National Airport to LeCompte Avenue.
Along with resurfacing and pavement markings along the entire stretch, the estimated $13.3 million project proposes to make traffic signal and intersection improvements as well as Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk and pedestrian enhancements at various locations along the corridor. The project will also seek to improve safety and traffic flow by eliminating some driveway access off of Kearney.
The project proposes signal and/or pedestrian facility improvements along Kearney Street at:
- Cresthaven Avenue
- Fulbright Avenue
- Broadway Avenue
- Grant Avenue
- Summit Avenue
- National Avenue
- Delaware Avenue
- Barnes Avenue
- Neergard Avenue
- Packer Road
- Mayfair Avenue
- LeCompte Avenue.
New signalized mid-block pedestrian crossing is also proposed on Kearney Street between Boonville and Robberson avenues.
Motorists are advised to anticipate possible delays and expect narrowed lanes, traffic shifts and complete lane closings along Kearney Street at times throughout construction.
For more information and to sign up for project updates, visit modot.org/Kearney-street-corridor-project.