Road Closures

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Watch out for closures and traffic delays in downtown Springfield starting early Thursday morning and going through Saturday.  Several roads will be closed for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, August 10 and 11. 

Below is a comprehensive list of the closures, provided by the city of Springfield. Information signs are in place on primary routes.  Barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Thursday.

3-4 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9

City of Springfield

A heads up to motorists:  getting through downtown Springfield could be tricky for a few days.  The City of Springfield says drivers in the area should expect road closures and traffic delays starting Thursday due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

According to city officials, barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Thursday afternoon.

A parade, which starts Friday at 4:30, will impact traffic from Kansas Expressway and College to downtown.

City of Springfield

You’ll want to avoid driving in and around downtown Springfield today through Sunday if possible.

City of Springfield officials say the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival will result in traffic delays and road closures.

Barricades were expected to go up Friday afternoon at several downtown intersections.  St. Louis Street between Jefferson and Kimbrough and Jefferson between Water and McDaniel are also closed.