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Damaged pipe on James River Freeway median closes left westbound lane

Ryan Collingwood
Springfield News-Leader

Repairs to a damaged pipe on James River Freeway west of U.S. Route 65 near the Glenstone Avenue exit will close the westbound inside shoulder and far left lanes until further notice, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Staging will take place over the next several days, according to MoDOT, and repairs are expected to take 14 days to complete. Crews will be making repairs to a damaged pipe in the median and will excavate the area.

Drivers are being encouraged to consider alternative routes until the damage is fixed. Delays are expected during high-volume traffic times.

What this means

  • Westbound Route 60 (James River Freeway) inside shoulder and far left lane closed west of Route 65 in Springfield;
  • Right two westbound Route 60 lanes open to traffic;
  • Eastbound Route 60 (James River Freeway) inside shoulder west of Route 65 closed;
  • Expect delays during high traffic volume times;
  • Watch for crews and equipment working close to traffic;
  • Check MoDOT’s  for road closings/traffic impacts.