The growth of population in the southwest part of Joplin is requiring the city to adjust to the changes. Soon, 44th Street will see construction as the two-lane road will turn into a five-lane highway with room to spare for pedestrians. There will be a 10-foot lane for bikes and a five-foot sidewalk. But construction should not cause any problems for traffic accessing the road during the project.
“The traffic will be able to move from the bridge at Connecticut all the way down to Range Line during the whole job,” says Contractor Steve Eoff.
The city will issue a notice to proceed in June, and then construction will start soon after that. The project is set to be completed in the fall of 2020.