Monday, November 26, 2018

Public meeting scheduled on Joplin stormwater improvements

(From the City of Joplin)

The City will host an open house public meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, at the Joplin Public Library Community Room, located at 1901 East 20th Street, to review plans for an upcoming stormwater project. The project, listed as Storm 12 of the disaster recovery program, involves work from 12th to 15th Streets and Illinois to Michigan.

This project will focus on the replacement of stormwater pipes, basins and collection drains. The damaged areas were identified following the May 2011 disaster.

Citizens are encouraged to stop by any time during these hours and view the plans of the upcoming project. City engineers and representatives of D & E Plumbing, the project contractor, will be available during the meeting to share details and answer questions from those attending.

These projects are two of several in the area focused on repairing damaged public infrastructure in residential areas. The recovery work is funded by HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. No monies from the City’s budget are used for this or other recovery projects.

With this grant funding, HUD also issues deadlines for work to be completed. Joplin’s recovery work is due to be completed by the latter part of 2019. More information about this project, as well as all of the recovery projects, can be found at .

For questions, please contact, Jack Schaller, Construction Manager w/ Olsson Associates, at 417-781-0643, or email

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