TRAFFIC ALERT: MoDOT reopens northbound U.S. 65 in Springfield ahead of schedule

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- MoDOT reopened lanes of U.S. 65 in Springfield Saturday afternoon after finishing construction six days ahead of schedule.

Crews ripped up the concrete to replace it with new pavement to last for decades. You may recall crews replaced the southbound lanes of this stretch in August. Construction impacted traffic between Sunshine Street and U.S. 60.

MoDOT warns one to two lanes of northbound and southbound Route 65 between Sunshine Street and Route 60 could be closed at night starting Monday, September 16, for pavement smoothing process. Nighttime lane closings occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.