Line Crews Scheduled To Begin Electrical Work Along Fremont Avenue

City Utilities Electric Department will begin relocating electric lines and structures located along Fremont Avenue next week in preparation for the anticipated Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project in 2020. The relocation work is the first phase of a project with Springfield Public Works.

Motorists can expect various lane closures on Fremont Avenue between Sunset Street and Battlefield Road beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12. One southbound lane will be closed for up to four weeks, in various segments, as crews work at each new electrical pole location. This lane will reopen at night. Local traffic access to businesses and residences will remain open at all times.   

The Battlefield and Fremont Intersection and Roadway Improvement Project will include the widening of Fremont Avenue to five lanes between Battlefield Road and Sunset Street. Improvements will also be made at the Battlefield Road and Fremont Avenue intersection, with traffic signal upgrades and additional turn lanes.

Pedestrian improvements will include new sidewalks north and south along Battlefield, east along Fremont and the addition of multi-use path on the west side of Fremont Avenue. CU will also be installing new street light poles on the east side of Fremont Avenue in conjunction with the roadway project.

The roadway improvements project, which has an estimated cost of $5 million, is funded through the voter-approved ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

For additional information, contact City of Springfield Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or kmilam@springfieldmo.gov or City of Springfield Public Works project manager Jonathan Peitz at 864-1994 or jpeitz@springfieldmo.gov