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Home    Newsroom    News Releases    CoxHealth News: July 2010    CoxHealth tunnel road under National Avenue set to open 6 a.m. July 26
CoxHealth tunnel road under National Avenue set to open 6 a.m. July 26

For immediate release
July 22, 2010

The new tunnel road under National Avenue is scheduled to open 6 a.m., Monday, July 26. The new road and underpass are designed to provide easier access to CoxHealth facilities on the east and west sides of National Avenue and smoother, safer traffic flow on National Avenue.

When the tunnel road opens, left turns from National Avenue into Cox South on the west or Bradford Parkway on the east will no longer be permitted. CoxHealth Security staff will be stationed near the tunnel road entrance and on CoxHealth property to guide drivers who may need assistance.

To access Cox facilities, use the following routes:

  • From northbound National Avenue to Cox South: Turn right onto Bradford Parkway, then right again onto the Cox tunnel road and follow the road under National Avenue.
  • From southbound National Avenue to Cox South: No changes. You will still be able to make a right turn from National Avenue into Cox South.
  • From northbound National Avenue to Hulston Cancer Center and Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center: No changes. You will still be able to make a right turn from National Avenue onto Bradford Parkway or you can use Primrose Street to access these facilities.
  • From southbound National Avenue to Hulston Cancer Center and Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center: Turn right onto the Cox South campus south of Primrose Street off of National Avenue. Turn left at the stop sign, go through the tunnel and access Bradford Parkway. Or you can use Primrose Street to access these facilities.

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The completion of the loop road and tunnel is part of a $9.7 million partnership project involving CoxHealth, MoDOT and the City of Springfield. The project includes rebuilding the interchange at National Avenue and the James River Freeway (Route 60) as a diverging diamond interchange and adding auxiliary lanes on James River Freeway between National and Campbell Avenues. 

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