Joplin continues stormwater system overhaul


The city of Joplin will continue a multi-million dollar overhaul of the aging stormwater system.

Construction will expand to several areas in the southwest part of town in the coming weeks. The two million dollar project includes underground culvert replacement as well as surface improvements to stormwater drainage.

City workers add the project will also reduce flooding in certain areas prone to high water.

“It floods very frequently and when we’re completed, it will still be able to flood, just far less frequency,” says Dan Johnson.

Drivers will see some road closings during the project. The area covered goes from Mina to Maiden Lane and 20th Street to 32nd. You can find out more at a public meeting about the project; that’s Wednesday, April 18th at 4:30 at the Joplin Housing Authority.

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