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Zora to close as work continues on North Main interchange
Starting March 12, 2012, Zora Street from St. Louis Avenue to Main Street will be closed. This closure will be in place until the North Main Street (Route 43) and Zora Street interchange project is completed in mid-2013.

Detour routes will be available, and will be marked on Fountain Road, St. Louis Avenue and Broadway Street. Drivers may want to utilize alternate routes during this period and are encouraged to use caution while in the area. This interchange will connect two sections of Zora Street by bridging over the railroad tracks just west of Main Street, and is designed to improve east-west traffic flow on Zora Street across Joplin's north side. It also will accommodate growth on the city's west side. The City of Joplin and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are working on this project. Work to build this interchange began several weeks ago with utility line relocations and brush clearing.

If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 584.