Joplin approves changes for 44th Street widening project

Changes needed after right-of-way access denied
Joplin approves changes for 44th Street widening project
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A need to change the design of a portion of the 44th and Connecticut widening project on the city’s south side.

In 2014, residents approved funding for widening Connecticut south of 32nd Street to 44th, and then 44th Street from Connecticut to Range Line.
However, the city was unable to come to an agreement with a property owner at 44th and Connecticut regarding right-of-way access.
Tonight, the city approved an amendment to the plan for that intersection for just over $53,000 to build a retaining wall against that property for drainage purposes.
City officials say both of these streets would be five lanes to accomodate growth and future developments in that area.