NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — I-49 southbound CLOSED to traffic this week as concrete replacement began between I-44 and Route FF (32nd Street) in Joplin. That’s roughly between 38 mm and 35 mm.
It will take 1/2 month in each direction, so considering weather a little over a month.
- AT A GLANCE … ROADWAY CLOSURE
- All southbound I-49 from
- Flying J / 38 mile marker to
- Route V / 35 mile marker
They are replacing 1.4 miles of concrete pavement beginning in all southbound lanes. Both SB lanes will be closed 24 hours a day. Then they will move to the northbound lanes along the same section.
This project replaces the oldest sections of roadway originally laid in 1994 as I-49 was being formed south of Joplin in Newton County.