David Hutchison’s Summary of Bicycle Facility Construction in the Springfield Missouri area – November 2019

Recent Construction

  • A sidepath (400 feet) was built on south side of Pythian Street between Florence Avenue and Hampton Avenue (adjacent to OTC west of National Avenue)

Current Construction

  • US Highway 160 is being widened to four lanes parallel to the Frisco Highline Trail. The Frisco Highline Trail is closed near Mile Marker 3 for installation of large box culvert under widened highway from now until Thanksgiving Day week. The Frisco Highline Trail 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.
  • Primrose Street is being widened to include bike lanes between Cox Hospital and South Avenue.  
  • Mt. Vernon Street bridge over Jordan Creek is being rebuilt including a Jordan Creek Trail connection to Mt. Vernon Street and cell for future trail under Mt. Vernon Street 
  • Cherry Street from Barnes Avenue to Oak Grove Avenue is being widened to three lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks

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
  • The bridge on Main Avenue over Jordan Creek will be rebuilt including sidewalk and sidepath on roadway surface
  • On Fulbright Spring Trail from Lost Hill Park to David C Murray Park, a 1.5-mile connection will be constructed resulting in six-mile trail segment from Truman School to Ritter Springs Park
  • 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
  • Fasnight 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
  • Adjacent to Fellows Lake, five to seven miles of single-track trail is to be constructed  as Dirt 66 first phase

Under Design

  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • Funds are available for a round of trail projects through Ozark Transportation Organization with proposals due at end of November and awards in January
  • Map your priorities at https://www.forwardsgf.com/ and learn about the update of Springfield’s Comprehensive Plan

Update from Ozark Greenways

  • West Meadows section of Jordan Creek Greenway trail should be under construction in 2020 as well