Downtown Springfield Association

Plan your route.

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.

January 2020 Closures

Look for several on-street parking stalls to be closed and a few sidewalks to be affected starting Jan. 13. A utility company will install fiber optic cables downtown along Walnut Street between Market Avenue and Jefferson Avenue beginning Monday, Jan. 13 and lasting for two weeks.

This work is not expected to impact traffic flow, although motorists are advised to use caution when driving through the work area.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March will be held Monday, Jan. 20, starting at 8 a.m. The march begins at Jordan Valley Ice Park (635 East Trafficway St.) and goes over the MLK Bridge on Benton before winding north on Jefferson to the Gillioz Theatre. Be alert for street closures that morning.

Expect various closures on John Q. Hammons Parkway between East Trafficway St. and East St. Louis St. Jan. 8-16 for water main renewal by City Utilities.

Various street and lane closures will affect traffic flow on John Q Hammons Parkway between Trafficway and St. Louis Street beginning 9 a.m. Jan. 8 through 3:30 p.m., Jan. 16 for maintenance work on a water main.

Access to all businesses and office buildings will be maintained. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to seek an alternate route.

College Station Car Park waterproofing maintenance will continue. Expect a periodic reduction in the number of parking stalls available through July 2020 as contractors work. The maintenance project will consist of renovating the water barrier on the lower levels of the structure that act as a roof to the businesses below, resealing the pavement panel joints and other general repairs throughout the structure.

February 2020 Closures

College Station Car Park waterproofing maintenance will continue. Expect a periodic reduction in the number of parking stalls available through July 2020 as contractors work. The maintenance project will consist of renovating the water barrier on the lower levels of the structure that act as a roof to the businesses below, resealing the pavement panel joints and other general repairs throughout the structure.

March 2020 Closures

March 14 will be a busy day as Downtown Springfield celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Expect road closures and traffic delays during three major events: The ShamRox Run, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl.