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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Stormwater work to cause lane closures along Illinois Avenue, near 7th Street

Stormwater construction near 7th Street and Illinois Avenue will cause lane closures and possible traffic delays in this area. Work begins on Monday, October 21 and is expected to continue for approximately four weeks. The project will expand the stormwat...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Road closure on Murphy Blvd between Main St. & Sergeant Ave.

There will be a road closure on Murphy Blvd between Main St. & Sergeant Ave. .  The closure will begin Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and will remain closed through Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Closure is due to Kansas City S...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Public info session on Prop B is Oct. 15; Speakers available for community groups

The public is invited to attend an informational session about Proposition B from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 at the Joplin Public Library. The meeting is an open house format, allowing citizens to come and go, as their schedules allo...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

South St. John’s Boulevard to close from 32nd Street to Old 32nd Street

Map showing road closure of S. St. John's Blvd., the surrounding roads and area

Weather permitting, retaining wall installation work will close South St John’s Boulevard from 32nd Street to Old 32nd Street to through traffic. The closure will be in effect Monday, September 30 through Monday, October 28. This closure is for ...

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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: 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 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