Closures Shift as 32nd Street Widening Project Progresses

(Joplin, MO) – The City of Joplin’s 32nd Street widening project is progressing with the asphalt base course work recently completed along West 32nd Street, from Crane Road west to near the west end of the project in the vicinity of Woodland Drive. Upon completion of the paving, this section will be opened to local traffic with temporary pavement markings, tentatively set for Monday, July 24. Please use caution driving in this section because sidewalk placement, final grading, and seeding will continue in this area. The final asphalt surface course and pavement markings will be placed later this fall, near the end of the project.

Project work will move to the far west end of the project, and the section from Woodland Drive west to Joplin Fire Station #6 will be closed for several weeks for earthwork, curb and gutter, and asphalt paving will be done. Also, work will move to areas near Arbor Hills and Crane Road. Before road closures, City will notify key contacts in neighborhoods to help disburse information.

The project is anticipated to be completed by late fall if the weather does not cause delays. Please watch for updates. The City appreciates the public’s patience and understanding as this roadway is made safer and more efficient for traffic flow in southwest Joplin. Funding for the project is from the Capital Improvement Sales Tax that was approved by voters in 2014.


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

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