Lane and road closures to begin for 32nd Street project

Preliminary work begins on the West 32nd Street widening project Monday, December 6
Lane And Road Closures To Begin For 32nd Street Project
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JOPLIN, Mo. – Crews will start removing trees as preliminary work for the 32nd Street widening project starts Monday, December 6, 2021.

(Previous Article: 32nd Street widening project set to get underway in Joplin)

Workers will remove trees from right-of-way areas adjacent to 32nd from Schifferdekcer Avenue to Central City Road. The City of Joplin says drivers should be cautious along this roadway. Crews may temporarily close some lanes in different locations. Be alert for flagging crews.

Country Club Drive

On December 13, crews will start to close Country Club Drive from 26th Street to 32nd Street. They’ll be working on underlying sanitary sewer lines that cross this roadway. The City of Joplin says they should complete this work by end of the day on December 17, weather permitting.

Northbound and southbound traffic on Country Club Drive will not have a through path during this week. Property owners along Country Club Drive will have access to their homes during the closure. They will post road closure and detour signs in this area.

32nd Street Project

The contractor for the 32nd Street widening project is Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. This project 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.

The 3/8 cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax is funding this $8 million project. Voters approved the tax in 2014. Completion of this project is set for summer 2023.