From the city:
The intersection of East Trafficway and Kimbrough/Benton Avenue will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6 p.m., due to preparations for the Tour of Missouri professional cycling race.
The intersection, site of the Tour of Missouri Stage Two Finish Line, will remain closed until the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 12, after the race and related activities.
Depending on the pace from the start of the race in Clinton, the cyclists are expected to reach Greene County after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The racers should reach the final circuit of nearly three full laps in downtown Springfield about 3:30 p.m.