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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Sections of West 32nd Street open as project progresses with its final closure at Crane Road

The City’s West 32nd Street widening project’s progress continues. Starting Monday, September 11, West 32nd Street will be closed at the intersection of Crane Drive.  During this closure, there will be no access to 32nd St. from Crane Drive. This section of 32nd St. at Crane Drive will be closed for several weeks for earthwork, curb & gutter, and asphalt paving to be done.

With the Crane Road closure occurring, the recently completed sections including the far west end of 32nd St. from Woodland Drive to Fire Station 6, and the section of 32nd St. from Iron Gates/Arbor Road to the Westberry neighborhood are being opened to local traffic with temporary pavement markings. As drivers travel the newly opened sections, they should use caution as sidewalk placement, final grading, and seeding work will continue in these areas. The final asphalt surface course and pavement markings will be placed later this fall, near the end of the project. 

The project is anticipated to be completed by late fall, withstanding weather delays. Please watch for updates. The City appreciates the public’s patience and understanding as this roadway is made safer and more efficient for traffic flow in southwest Joplin. Funding for the project is from the Capital Improvement Sales Tax that was approved by voters in 2014.