Springfield will close 2 thoroughfares starting Aug. 22

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Here are two street closings on busy streets that begin on Aug. 22:

Jefferson Avenue between the intersections of Water Street/East Trafficway and Phelps Street, (northeast of Park Central Square) will be closed until Friday, Aug. 26, weather permitting. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad will replace the road surface next to the railroad crossing.

Commercial Street will be closed for about a month between Benton and Washington avenues for street, storm sewer and sidewalk improvements associated with the Commercial Street Streetscape Phase 5 project. All businesses in this area will be open and accessible by sidewalk.