Portions of West 32nd Street Open As New Section Closes Beginning August 23

(Joplin, MO) – Weather permitting, starting Tuesday, August 23, the existing road closure of West 32nd Street between Westberry Square and Schifferdecker Avenue will be opened to traffic. The second closure of 32nd Street will begin at this time, closing the road just east of the 32nd Street and Crane Drive intersection, to allow for the construction of a new concrete culvert. This closure will be limited to an area between Crane Drive and Day Road. Detour routes will be posted and access to local properties will be maintained at all times. This is the second of multiple closures occurring consecutively on different sections of 32nd Street as this widening project between Schifferdecker Avenue and Central City Street progresses.

The newly opened section of 32nd Street from Westberry Square to Schifferdecker Avenue will only have the base asphalt layers placed at this time, with the final layer of surface asphalt to be placed later in the project. Temporary lane markings will be utilized for traffic, and work outside of the roadway will still be occurring with short term lane closures with the use of flagmen expected in this area.

The contractor for the 32nd Street widening project is Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. This improvement will widen 32nd Street, from Schifferdecker Avenue west to Central City Road. The design includes adding a center lane and constructing a sidewalk-shared use path. Completion of this project is set for summer 2023. The $8 million project is funded through the 3/8-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax approved by voters in 2014.

For questions or comments, please contact Rob Beachner, Capital Improvement Projects Manager, at 417.624.0820, ext. 1543, or via email at rbeachne@joplinmo.org.


Lynn Iliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204

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