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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Comment period open for transportation organization's documents

Public Information Office

602 S. Main Street

Joplin, Missouri 64801

417-624-0820 Ext. 204

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

East 44th Street closed for three days, starting Monday, Sept. 16

Starting Monday, September 16, East 44th Street will be closed for utility construction. Closure will be on the west side of Range Line Road and is expected to take up to three days. Detours will be in place and will direct drivers to utilize the Richard ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Roads closed at 4th Street and Pearl Avenue due to break in water line

Effective immediately, roads are closed at the intersection of 4th Street and Pearl Avenue due to a broken water line.  Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes. This closure will remain in effect until repairs are completed...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Officials gather to celebrate Jackson Avenue Bridge opening

Partners gather to celebrate Jackson Ave bridge opening at ribbon cutting event

Officials with Newton County, City of Joplin, and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) were joined by business leaders and community members today as they held a ribbon cutting to officially open the new bridge over Shoal Creek.

Alan Cook, Newton ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Tree limb drop off set for Sat, Sept. 15; Drivers reminded of Zora closure

The City will open the tree limb and brush drop-off site on Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This program is open the third Saturday of the month through October 2019, unless there is a weather event that warrants another date being ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Transit opinion survey on improvement recommendations available through Sunday, Sept. 15

If you could make public transportation in Joplin faster and serve those most likely to use it, what changes would you make to the existing public transit system? The City of Joplin has developed a series of improvement recommendations as part of the Jopl...

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To view updates and take survey.... City News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Global Film Festival Coming to Joplin Public Library

Joplin Public Library (JPL) is excited to be a part of the largest global film festival during the week of September 22. The opening reception and initial screening for The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

West Zora Avenue closes from Lone Elm Road to Schifferdecker Avenue for bridge project

Starting Monday, September 9, West Zora Avenue will be closed from Lone Elm Road to Schifferdecker Avenue, due to the work on the Turkey Creek bridge project. This closure is planned for approximately three weeks as grading work is completed to bring Zora...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express Train to stop in Joplin on Dec. 15

Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express Train

Kansas City Southern has announced its 9th annual Holiday Express train (attached), which will stop in 20 communities in five U.S. states on 25 dates. Visitors can board the train, meet Santa and his elves and tour the inside of three cars of the festive ...

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More Info will be posted closer to event date... City News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Jackson Avenue Bridge opens

Jackson Ave bridge from Shoal Creek view

Officials with Newton County, City of Joplin, and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are pleased to open the new bridge over Shoal Creek to vehicular traffic today. The Jackson Avenue Bridge is 444 feet long and 44 feet wide with an 8-foot shar...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Recruitment and retention important factors for upcoming sales tax initiative

On Monday, August 12, the Joplin City Council voted unanimously to place a sales tax initiative on the November 5, 2019 ballot for Joplin voters. The ½-cent sales tax would be designated to support closing the existing Police and Fire Pension P...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

City facilities available for cooling centers plus other centers in Jasper Co. listed

As the heat index increases to dangerously high levels, City officials remind citizens to check on family members, neighbors and friends to ensure their environment is adequate to endure the hot conditions.

In addition, City facilities are available 8 a.m....

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To view other facilities in Jasper County.... City News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Joplin Insider program focuses on Public Works upcoming projects

In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will hear more about upcoming projects that may cause lane closures or lane shifts along some main roadways in Joplin. Public Works Director David Hertzberg visits with Public Information Officer Lynn Onstot ...

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To view the program.... City News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Joplin’s new air service takes off for Chicago on American Airlines

Joplin’s new air service took off today with American Airlines now offering two flights daily to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

The flight coming into the Joplin Regional Airport from Chicago was nearly full as passengers disemba...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Interactive website allows residents to check work of multiple recovery projects in neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the City launched project snapshots on its website, www.joplinmo.org/cdbg-list, providing an overview of all the recovery work being completed in Joplin. Users can easily scroll through each project, noting their description, timeline o...Read on...

To view the interactive website... City News