Quantcast

Speed Limit Reduced to 40 mph On Range Line Road in Joplin - KOAM TV 7

Speed Limit Reduced to 40 mph On Range Line Road in Joplin

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Speed Limit Reduced to 40 mph On Range Line Road in Joplin

Joplin, Jasper/Newton County -- The speed limit on a 4-mile long segment of Range Line Road (Bus. Loop 49) in Joplin will be reduced to 40 mph starting Wednesday night, Sept. 18, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The reduction is aimed at improving safety.

The 40-mph signs will be put up starting at 9 p.m., Wednesday. All signs will be in place by 6 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 18.

By state law, the new speed limit goes into effect when signs are posted.

The 40-mph speed limit will cover Range Line Road between Newman Road and 44th Street.

Following studies of traffic along Range Line Road, MoDOT decided to lower speed limit to 40 mph.

MoDOT traffic engineers found the number of crashes along Range Line Road is higher than the statewide average for five-lane roads.

Many of these crashes are rear-end type as cars and trucks turn onto and off of Range Line Road at the many streets and business driveways.

The 40-mph is comparable to the 40 mph speed limit on Glenstone Avenue in Springfield where similar issues of safety and access are present.

The Joplin City Council in August approved an ordinance supporting the speed limit reduction.

# # #

Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.