Grand Street, west of Kansas Expressway, is once again open to the public—but it will need to be closed again. According to the city of Springfield, the road portion of the project is complete, and the bridge portion still needs minor finishes. It’s temporarily marked as two lanes until a new railroad crossing is installed by Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad.
When M&NA is ready to install the crossing, the roadway will need to be closed again. It remains closed to pedestrians for now.
The project includes widening Grand Street to three lanes from Kansas Expressway to Park Avenue; the addition of a center turn lane; upgraded stormwater infrastructure; stream restoration; an improved railroad crossing and the construction of a new bridge over Jordan Creek.
The area will also include a new sidewalk on the south side of Grand Street and a multi-use path on the north side that will tie into the existing Ozark Greenways trail system.
It’s being funded by the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax.