Major 4-lane highway project through Willard begins this week

Work began on U.S. Highway 160 Monday, July 15, near Willard. Workers began installing erosion control devices in various locations
They also began clearing trees and brush along Route 160 on the south end near I-44 progressing north toward Willard
Fortunately, no lane closings are expected due to the work.
There are several stages related to the project. As part of their scheduled work, crews will:
- Widen Route 160 to four lanes between I-44 in Springfield and Jackson Street in Willard;
- Resurface the existing lanes of Route 160 between I-44 in Springfield and Route AB in Willard;
- Place a traffic barrier wall between lanes in areas
- Add street lighting at intersections
Intersection improvements include:
- Add a  J-turn at Farm Road 123/Westgate Avenue;
- Add a right-in/right-out at Haseltine Road (Farm Road 115);
- Add a roundabout at Farm Road 94 near quarry;
- Add a left-turn lane at Hughes Road;
- Add a roundabout at Farm Road 103/Melville Road/Hunt Road;
- Add a roundabout at Jackson Street;
-  Add turn lanes at Greene County Route AB;
- Add a pedestrian underpass at Hunt Road;
The main contractor for the project is APAC-Central, Springfield. The project is expected to be completed by Dec. 2020, at a total cost of $18.6 million.

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