~ Springfield, MO - The City of Springfield is gearing up for the upcoming Galloway Street Widening Project with an informational open house and construction preview meeting. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church located at 2751 E. Galloway Street.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the project and what to expect as construction is set to begin this summer. The project aims to widen Galloway Street to three lanes between Luster and Lone Pine avenues, with a focus on improving safety for both traffic and pedestrians.

One of the key improvements will be the addition of a new center turn lane, along with traffic calming roundabout intersections at Luster Avenue and Lone Pine Avenue. Additionally, stormwater infrastructure will be upgraded and drainage along Luster Avenue will be improved.

The project also includes plans for improved connectivity for all roadway users, including a new multi-use path on the north side of Galloway Street and a new sidewalk on the south side.

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City staff will provide a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m., but attendees are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow. This will also be an opportunity for residents to speak with City staff and ask any questions they may have about the project.

The Galloway Street Widening Project was ranked as the second priority project in city-wide transportation surveys conducted in both 2015 and 2018. The design and partial right-of-way phases were completed in 2016 through funding from the city's ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax renewal cycle. In 2019, Springfield voters once again showed their support by approving funding for construction through the renewal cycle of the ¼-cent sales tax.

Funding for the project will also come from $1.5 million (30%) from the Governor's Transportation Cost Share Program. The project is expected to be advertised for contractor bids in April, with construction set to begin this summer.

According to Public Works Project Manager Nicholas Edelman, this project is an important improvement for the Springfield community as it aims to safely integrate vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians on the city's transportation network. It will also provide better connectivity to vital parts of the city, such as Sequiota Park, the Galloway Greenway Trail, and local businesses.

For more information about the project, residents can visit the project webpage at or subscribe to receive regular updates via email.

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