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MODOT Plans Overhaul Of Glenstone Avenue From North Of I-44 To James River Freeway

City of Springfield

About nine miles of Glenstone Avenue are the target of a planned project by the Missouri Department of Transportation.  The proposed recommendations are for Glenstone from north of Valley Water Mill Street to James River Freeway.

They include complete signal rebuilds at Bennett, Cherry, Grand and St. Louis; signal modifications to benefit pedestrians, resurfacing the roadway, adding sidewalks, removing redundant driveways and eliminating left turns from certain side streets onto Glenstone.

MODOT project manager, Don Saiko, said all intersections along Glenstone will be reviewed for pedestrian safety.  He said crosswalks will be added at Dale and Glenstone, and the intersection will get a pedestrian signal upgrade.

The goals of the estimated $12.4 million project are to improve safety, reduce peak hour delay and improve pedestrian access and signal operation and maintenance.

A virtual public meeting will be held January 19-29, and the public will be able to view plans and comment on them.

The project is expected to begin in 2022.

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.