SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The new Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks, designed to improve traffic flow, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance driving safety along major streets and highways in Springfield and along Interstate 44.
The center is located at 1111 W. Chestnut Expressway inside the Springfield Public Works Operations Center complex.
The new 11,500-square-foot facility was built and equipped for $3.2 million, with about half of that cost coming from federal earmarks and the other half coming from state and local funds.
It is a partnership project between the City of Springfield and the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Construction began in January 2010.
The new TMC of the Ozarks is designed to expand its capabilities to remotely manage signals in other communities in MoDOT's 12-county Springfield Region who choose to become a TMC partner.
The new TMC also is the nerve center for the Advanced Traffic Management System under construction.
This project includes installing 27 additional traffic-monitoring cameras, 16 permanently mounted electronic message signs and 32 traffic detection locations, all located along major City and MoDOT arterials and freeways.
The TMC of the Ozarks was designed by Esterly Schneider and Associates Inc. of Springfield, with construction by Denali Construction of Springfield.