David’s Summary of Bicycle Facility Construction in Springfield Area – January / February 2020
- The Frisco Highline Trail is now open at MM3. However, the trail may be closed 15 minutes once daily between 10 am and 2 pm M-F when rock blasting occurs.
- Cherry Street from Barnes Avenue to Oak Grove Avenue is being widened to three lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks
- Three ForwardSGF Visioning Workshops will be held Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30 pm at the Oasis Conference Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Avenue, Wednesday, January 29 at 2:00 pm at University Plaza Hotel, 333 S Hammons Parkway, and Wednesday January 29 at 6:30 pm at Relics Event Center, 2015 W Battlefield Road. Each two-hour event will include a facilitated hands-on mapping exercise. Add your input for better walking and bicycling in our community.
Nearly Complete Construction
- Primrose Street has been widened to four lanes with width for bike lanes between Cox Hospital and South Avenue.
- Mt. Vernon Street bridge over Jordan Creek has been rebuilt including a Jordan Creek Trail connection to Mt. Vernon Street and cell for future trail under Mt. Vernon Street.
- US Highway 160 is being widened to four lanes parallel to the Frisco Highline Trail. The Frisco Highline Trail may be closed for rock blasting and will be closed in the future near Mile Marker 4.5 south of Hunt Road (FR 103) for construction of a connector trail crossing under US Highway 160.
- Jordan Creek West Meadows Trail is being constructed as a one-half mile out and back trail east from Fort Avenue north of College Street.
Funded Construction (completion within next year)
- Bridge on Barrington Avenue (south of Battlefield Road east of West Bypass) will be constructed including extending South Creek Trail to south side of new bridge
- Fremont Avenue from Sunset Street to Battlefield Road will be widened to five lanes including 10-foot side path (probably on west side) and sidewalk
- Fulbright Spring Trail will be constructed from Lost Hill Park to David C Murray Park (1.5-mile) resulting in six-mile trail segment from Truman School to Ritter Springs Park
- Fassnight Creek Trail Will be constructed from Jefferson Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue and from Holland Avenue to Clay Avenue
- Galloway Creek Trail will be reconstructed from south of Sequiota Park to Republic Road
- Traffic Calming projects will be constructed at South Avenue and Pershing Street, Cherry Street and Pickwick Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Elm Street, and Benton Avenue and Calhoun Street
- Fellows Lake Dirt 66 Phase One including five to seven miles of single-track trail is to be constructed
- Division Street from Fremont Avenue to Glenstone Avenue is to be widened to three lanes with 10-foot sidepath on south side connecting to Jordan Creek Trail and sidewalk on north side
- Walnut Street bridge over Jordan Creek is to be replaced including provision for trail along Jordan Creek
- The bridge on Main Avenue over Jordan Creek will be rebuilt including sidewalk and sidepath on roadway surface
- Republic Road between James River Freeway and Fairview Avenue including Campbell Avenue intersection is to be widened to two through lanes east and west, double left turn lanes, right-turn slip lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian signals. Bike lanes are to be extended from James River Freeway to Kansas Avenue.
- Galloway Road from Luster Avenue to Lone Pine Avenue is to be widened and levelled including two through lanes and a two-way left turn lane on a curb and gutter street and a sidewalk on one side and a bicycle sidepath on the other side and intersection modifications at each end
- A BUILD Grant was recently announced for reconstruction of Grant Avenue from Walnut Street to Sunshine Street to include a side path on one side, improved 5-foot sidewalk on other side, underground utilities, landscaping, improved lighting and other features.
- Funds are being set aside for a trail project in Ozark connecting the Ozark Community Center with the Junior High School and the High School including two grade separations under State Highway 14.
- Funds are being set aside for a trail project in Springfield to extend the Fassnight Creek Trail to the Springfield Art Museum.
- Funds are being set aside for a Trail project in Battlefield to construct a bicycle trail through Battlefield City Park with connections to public streets west and north of the park.
- Funds are being set aside for Republic to acquire right-of-way for a walk/bike trail along Elm Street and Farm Road 182 between Matteson Avenue and State Highway ZZ
- Springfield’s Comprehensive Plan update Forward SGF is underway. Map your priorities at https://www.forwardsgf.com/ and learn about the update of Springfield’s Comprehensive Plan. Visioning Workshops will be held January 28 and 29.
- City Utilities is vacating railroad adjacent to James River Power Plant to City of Springfield from Missouri Veterans Cemetery to Christian County for future trail
- Ozark Greenways is developing a new position to identify and obtain right-of-way or easement for future trails