The new configuration of the Highway 60-65 interchange in southeast Springfield is on public display one last time.
The open house-style meeting from 4pm-6pm Thursday at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center was intended to give the public a chance to see the plans and comment on how they may affect them.
The $60-million project is expected to be rebuilt starting in 2009.
Two directional "flyover" ramps will be built to ease congestion and eliminate short, criss-crossing merge points on the northbound u-s 65 bridge over US 60.
Bridges will be built on US 60 over the railroad tracks just west of US 65.
Linda Bokel, project manager for MoDOT says this is not a simple project. "The variety is enormous. We have a lot of constraints that we wanted to watch out for. The design is going to be a really great design to minimize the amount we get into the adjoining land which is very important and also and I think the traffic handling will be pretty smooth."
If you were not able to attend tonight's open house there are ways to get your voice heard.
MoDOT will be accepting written comments via mail or e-mail. Click here for more details on this project from MoDOT.