The City of Springfield’s fifth GO Bond project is about to begin. Construction on the 42nd Street Overlay project is scheduled to start Thursday, May 20. Crews will begin working on improvements to a section of 42nd Street in Springfield between Main Street and the entrance to International Paper. A paving overlay will be applied to 42nd Street to extend the useful life of the street. To meet current standards, most of the existing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sidewalk ramps require updates and will be worked on in the first phase of the project.
Travelers in the area may experience minor traffic delays during construction. Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available through or around the work zone. Work will be completed by September 30, 2021.
This project, and several others scheduled for work later this summer, are funded by a five-year $10 million general obligation bond to fund street repairs on a list of priority commercial streets in need of repair. The bond was approved by Springfield voters in November 2018. In addition to the 42nd Street project, Thurston Road between 58th Street and 69th Street, High Banks Road and 58th Street to Thurston Road will also receive a paving overlay later this summer with work already underway on Mohawk Boulevard and Olympic Street. Updates for these projects will be shared on the City of Springfield social media sites throughout the year.
Streets being fixed this year as part of the general obligation bond include:
- Olympic St – Mohawk Blvd to 28th St
- 42nd St – Main St to approx. International Paper
- Thurston Rd – 58th St to 69th St
- Mohawk Blvd – G Street to Hwy 126
- High Banks Rd/58th St – 52nd St to Thurston Rd
Who: Springfield taxpayers and all community members
What: Street Repair Bond Project Work Begins on 42nd Street
When: Scheduled to begin Thursday, May 20, 2021, work completed by September 30, 2021
Where: 42nd Street between Main Street and International Paper entrance