NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLIN
The City of Joplin will close the northern extension on Swede Road on April 4, 2014. This temporary road was originally built to provide access for residents living in the temporary housing units provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the disaster of May 2011.
The road will be restored to its pre-2011 access. Electronic signs will be posted at the extension entrances of Swede Lane located south of the former FEMA park area and also at the northern entrance at the Missouri Highway 171 intersection. Jersey barriers will be put in place to restrict access. Citizens are asked to prepare now for alternate routes.
“With the relocation of the former tenants’ location, it is no longer necessary to keep this road as a through street,” said Lynden Lawson, Assistant Director of Public Works for Operations. “This area is being redeveloped, including the construction of the permanent Public Safety Training Center.”
For more information, contact Lawson at 417-624-0820, ext. 560.
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