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MODOT Seeks Public Comment On Future Widening Of A Stretch Of James River Freeway

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working on plans to eventually widen U.S. Route 60, otherwise know as James River Freeway, to six lanes between Kansas Expressway and National Avenue in Springfield.  And the organization is seeking public comment.

According to MODOT, there’s no time frame currently for construction, but engineers are planning projects to widen the highway by one lane in each direction in the median of Highway 60.  The Route 60 bridges over Campbell Avenue will be widened to accommodate the new lanes.

Comments will be accepted through May 28.  Anyone who would like to provide input should email MODOT’s Southwest District office at or call 417-895-7900. 

According to MODOT, there’s currently a project to widen James River Freeway to six lanes between National Avenue and Route 65.  It’s scheduled to get underway this fall or in spring of 2021.

Learn more here.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.