Big road work projects could mean some big hassles for Springfield drivers today.
Work begins this morning to replace a heavily-traveled bridge on Chatham Road, just north of Wabash.
That bridge was labeled earlier this year as “structurally deficient.” Traffic will be reduced to just one lane in each direction on that stretch of Chatham Road.
Meanwhile, several lanes will be blocked on North Grand between 9th and 11th today, while crews dig down below the surface to do some testing on the ground in preparation for upcoming railroad relocation work.
In both cases, the city recommends finding an alternate route where possible.