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.

July 2021 Closures

• Park Central East will close between Jefferson Avenue and Park Central Square beginning 4 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, through roughly 6 a.m., Wednesday, July 14 for City Street Operations crews to conduct roadway and sidewalk repairs.

• City Utilities is working on a gas main on Kimbrough, between St. Louis and Trafficway. This is near Hold Fast Brewing and the Shrine Mosque. Be alert for narrow lanes and 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.

August 2021 Closures

• The Birthplace of Rte. 66 Festival returns Aug. 13-14! Expect street closures and heavy pedestrian traffic near the festival footprint, approximately from Campbell west to the Route 66 Visitors Center east, and from Olive north to Walnut south.

• Taste of SoMo returns Aug. 28! Expect street closures and heavy pedestrian traffic near the festival footprint at Park Central Square.

• 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.

September 2021 Closures

• Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street returns Sept. 18 & 19! Expect street closures and heavy pedestrian traffic near the festival footprint, along Walnut St. from Kimbrough to National starting early morning Friday, Sept. 17.

• Springfield Coffee Fest returns to Park Central Square Sept. 25! Expect street closures and heavy pedestrian traffic around the festival footprint.

• 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.