Road closes as mineshaft collapse on West Junge Blvd gets more permanent repairs

Joplin News

Joplin Special Road District crews are pouring concrete that will need time to cure.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The mineshaft that collapsed last week, closing West Junge Blvd, is causing continued traffic concerns. The same section of roadway closed Monday around noon. The 5000 – 5100 block West Junge is directly affected. The closure should last for a 24-hour period. Local traffic only allowed access. The road is completely blocked. 

“West Junge Blvd/ West 13th Street between Blackcat & Central City will be Closed to all thru traffic until 12:00pm tomorrow [Tuesday, Nov. 30]. We are pouring concrete to cover the base rock.”



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