I-44 Slow Down Coming Into Joplin. Locals? Choose Alt Route Till November

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First weekend I-44 East and I-44 West at 6 MM merge to one lane

(64804) — Saturday this crash occurred just before noon eastbound I-44 involving a semi and this overturned pickup. Driver received minor injuries.

Mile marker 3.8 is near the merge point of the NEW I-44 east work zone. This one is going eastbound. Taking the two eastbound lanes to one lane over Shoal Creek. Expect delays until November. So if you are a local? Choose an alternate route.

Traffic Delays Expected on I-44 at Shoal Creek (MM 6) in Joplin. Drivers using I-44 in Joplin can expect delays and lane closings when a project to rehabilitate both bridges over Shoal Creek near Mile Marker 6. SOURCE MoDOT

  • Once the both lanes of the westbound bridge are completed, contractor crews will move to the eastbound bridge, likely sometime in mid- to late July
  • Motorists can expect significant traffic delays and a reduced speed limit of 60 mph through the work zone
  • Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction and possible traffic delays
  • Contract completion date: Dec. 15, 2019

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BREAKING: ROLLOVER CRASH AT BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION ZONE

BREAKING: ROLLOVER CRASH AT BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION ZONETRAFFIC ALERT ALL WEEKEND — I-44 EAST NEW CONSTRUCTION ZONEROLLOVER VEHICLE W/SEMI INVOLVEDTWO VEHICLE CRASH 4 MM** minor injuries to adult male. uninjured male in semi.

Posted by Joplin News First on Saturday, July 13, 2019
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