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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Utility line relocations to cause Main Srreet closures for several weeks
(From the City of Joplin)
Starting Wednesday, December 7, travelers along Main Street will experience various lane closures for upcoming weeks as utility companies relocate their lines. This work is in advance of the major work planned for Main Street in the spring of 2017. The work will be focused in the areas of 31st Street to 15th Street.
Message signs will alert drivers to the lane closures, along with traffic signs. Utility companies are contacting individual property owners and tenants prior to the start of any work near their property.
During 2017, work on Main Street from 15th to 31st Street will include new pavement, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and streetlights. The project costs are estimated at $8 million and are funded through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program, as part of the $158 million in grants provided by the U.S. Department of Housing, Urban and Development to stimulate the recovery following the 2011 disaster.
Drivers are urged to use caution within this work area, and to please be patient during this time.