Downtown Springfield Association

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Downtown Springfield is constantly growing and changing, which occasionally means construction work. Get where you’re going without the hassle. Check this page for scheduled street and parking garage closures.

April 2021 Closures

• The College Station Parking Garage will undergo Spring Cleaning Sunday, April 11, and Sunday, April 18. The garage, located at 420 West College St., will be closed 4 a.m.-9 p.m. for cleaning and maintenance. No vehicles will be allowed after 4 a.m.

• Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street returns May 1 & 2! Artists and vendors will start setting up Friday, April 30, so look for street closures starting at 5 a.m. Affected areas include East Walnut, between Kimbrough and National, and portions of JQH Parkway, Florence and Hampton.

• Construction of an apartment building at 505 East St. Louis will require traffic and parking impacts in Downtown Springfield for the duration of the project, expected to last two years.

Along St. Louis Street, directly south of the development site, parallel parking stalls on both sides of the roadway will be eliminated. Two-way driving lanes will be narrowed and shifted south. Sidewalks on the north side of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians directed to use sidewalks on the south side.

Directly north of the development site, bike lanes along Trafficway Street will be closed and two-way traffic lanes narrowed and shifted north. Sidewalks on the south side of Trafficway will be closed and pedestrian traffic directed to use sidewalks on the north side of the roadway.

The short stretch of Benton Avenuelocated directly west of the project site between Trafficway Street and St. Louis Street, will be reduced to one-way, southbound traffic only. Sidewalks on both sides of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians advised to seek an alternate route. U.S. Bank will remain accessible from the north via Trafficway Street only.

Three bus stops located along St. Louis and Trafficway will be relocated and bus routes will be rerouted for the duration of the project. Visit cutransit.net/alerts for updates on impacts to bus service.

All businesses in the area will remain open and accessible. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution when traveling near the worksite.

Further traffic impacts may be required throughout the duration of construction. Notice will be provided to the public as early as possible.

May 2021 Closures

• Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street returns May 1 & 2! Expect street closures and heavy pedestrian traffic near the festival grounds. Affected areas include Walnut, between Kimbrough and National, and portions of JQH Parkway, Florence and Hampton.

• Construction of an apartment building at 505 East St. Louis will require traffic and parking impacts in Downtown Springfield for the duration of the project, expected to last two years.

Along St. Louis Street, directly south of the development site, parallel parking stalls on both sides of the roadway will be eliminated. Two-way driving lanes will be narrowed and shifted south. Sidewalks on the north side of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians directed to use sidewalks on the south side.

Directly north of the development site, bike lanes along Trafficway Street will be closed and two-way traffic lanes narrowed and shifted north. Sidewalks on the south side of Trafficway will be closed and pedestrian traffic directed to use sidewalks on the north side of the roadway.

The short stretch of Benton Avenuelocated directly west of the project site between Trafficway Street and St. Louis Street, will be reduced to one-way, southbound traffic only. Sidewalks on both sides of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians advised to seek an alternate route. U.S. Bank will remain accessible from the north via Trafficway Street only.

Three bus stops located along St. Louis and Trafficway will be relocated and bus routes will be rerouted for the duration of the project. Visit cutransit.net/alerts for updates on impacts to bus service.

All businesses in the area will remain open and accessible. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution when traveling near the worksite.

Further traffic impacts may be required throughout the duration of construction. Notice will be provided to the public as early as possible.

June 2021 Closures

• Construction of an apartment building at 505 East St. Louis will require traffic and parking impacts in Downtown Springfield for the duration of the project, expected to last two years.

Along St. Louis Street, directly south of the development site, parallel parking stalls on both sides of the roadway will be eliminated. Two-way driving lanes will be narrowed and shifted south. Sidewalks on the north side of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians directed to use sidewalks on the south side.

Directly north of the development site, bike lanes along Trafficway Street will be closed and two-way traffic lanes narrowed and shifted north. Sidewalks on the south side of Trafficway will be closed and pedestrian traffic directed to use sidewalks on the north side of the roadway.

The short stretch of Benton Avenuelocated directly west of the project site between Trafficway Street and St. Louis Street, will be reduced to one-way, southbound traffic only. Sidewalks on both sides of the roadway will be closed and pedestrians advised to seek an alternate route. U.S. Bank will remain accessible from the north via Trafficway Street only.

Three bus stops located along St. Louis and Trafficway will be relocated and bus routes will be rerouted for the duration of the project. Visit cutransit.net/alerts for updates on impacts to bus service.

All businesses in the area will remain open and accessible. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution when traveling near the worksite.

Further traffic impacts may be required throughout the duration of construction. Notice will be provided to the public as early as possible.