JOPLIN, MO.--- A major resurfacing project is forcing road closures all across Joplin. Workers are laying down microsurface material on 950,000 square yards of residential streets located on the east and south sides of town. The material is about a quarter inch thick and is used on roads with minimal damage. The project began last month and should be finished in December. City officials say if a street is expected to close in front of your house, you'll receive a notification on your door 24 to 48 hours in advance.
"We're skipping around and doing various streets with various processes. So, if a resident street is not done or if it seems that one is skipped, there's a good likelihood that we'll be back with another process before the year is up to go ahead and do the entire neighborhood," said Dave Hunt, Joplin Transportation Engineer.
The total cost of the project is $1.6 million. It's funded by the Transportation Sales Tax and Capital Improvement Tax.
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