Bridge Construction Will Create Travel Delays to Mercy Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospitals in Springfield

March 19, 2019

Effective April 1, 2019 the Evans Road bridge rehabilitation construction will begin with a scheduled completion date in late July 2019. 

Expected traffic impacts on Evans Road over Route 65:

  • Evans Road at Route 65 CLOSED from April–July 2019.
  • Ramps open at Evans Road/Route 65 interchange.
  • Route 65 drivers must use Routes CC/J and Battlefield Road interchanges to reach destinations during Evans Road closing.
  • Evans Road drivers encouraged to use alternate routes to reach destinations.




When traveling to Mercy Orthopedic Hospital & Clinic and Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital from Ozark, Nixa, and Branson: (estimated delay time of 12 minutes)

  1. Travel northbound on US-65 North.
  2. Continue past the Evans Road Exit (you will see the 4-story Mercy Hospital to the west).
  3. Continue past the US-60/US-65 interchange.
  4. Take the next exit Battlefield Road while staying in the left-hand turn lane.
  5. Turn left onto Battlefield Road.
  6. Immediately turn left merging onto US-65 South.
  7. Take the second exit Evans Road.
  8. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Riverbluff Blvd.
  9. At the first stoplight, take a left into the Mercy Orthopedic Complex.
  10. For the rehabilitation hospital, continue through the light and go north on S. Southwood Rd. at the roundabout.

When traveling to Springfield from Mercy Orthopedic Hospital & Clinic or from Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield: (estimated delay time of 6 minutes)

  1. From the rehabilitation hospital: turn south on S. Southwood Rd. and go east on Riverbluff Blvd. at the roundabout.
  2. From Mercy Orthopedic Hospital & Clinic, turn right (east) onto Riverbluff Blvd.
  3. Take the first right to merge onto US-65 South.
  4. Take the first exit J/CC while staying in the left-hand turn lane.
  5. Turn left onto State Hwy J.
  6. Immediately turn left to merge onto US-65 North.
Evans Road Closure Detours

Thank you for your patience as MODOT works to complete this project in a timely manner. 

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