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Road Work To Begin On Business Loop 49

Projects to resurface, improve sidewalks on Business Loop 49 (Rangeline and Madison) in Jasper, Newton counties scheduled to begin Aug. 19th.

Expect lane closures as well as delays when projects to resurface and improve the sidewalks along Rangeline and Madison in Jasper and Newton counties begin next week.

Sidewalk Improvements

Beginning the week of August 19, contractor crews will upgrade sidewalks to conform to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, including replacing sidewalk and installing curb ramps and pedestrian signals in areas along Range Line Road.

The work will be done in these areas:

  • In Webb City between 10th Street and 12th Street
  • In Joplin between Turkey Creek Blvd and Hammons Blvd.

The contractor anticipates beginning in Webb City and moving south through Joplin. Drivers can expect occasional lane closings during lower traffic volume times.


Beginning the week of September 1, contractor crews will resurface nearly 21 miles of Business Loop 49 (Rangeline Road) and add shoulders and rumble strips in areas between Missouri Route 171 in Carterville and Missouri Route 175 south of Tipton Ford. In addition, guardrail will be upgraded at bridges over Shoal Creek and Thurman Branch.

Crews will work 7 p.m.-6 a.m., Sunday through Friday.

Drivers are urged to use caution as they may experience a rough ride in areas until the resurfacing project is complete.

On the section of Business Loop 49 in Joplin (Rangeline Road), drivers can expect lane closings and some traffic delays.

On the section of Business Loop 49 between Joplin and Tipton Ford, drivers also can expect flaggers and pilot cars directing them through the work zone. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road.


Project Information

  • Sidewalk Improvements:

o   Prime contractor: D&E Plumbing & Heating Inc., Nixa

o   Total project cost: $2.1 million

o   Completion date: May 24, 2020

  • Resurfacing:

o   Prime contractor: Blevins Asphalt Construction Co., Mt. Vernon

o   Total project cost: $6.2 million (includes a project to improve approaches to bridges on Missouri Route 249)

o   Completion date: November 1, 2019


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