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Traffic Alert: Crossroads Interchange (I-44/I-49) this weekend - KOAM TV 7

Traffic Alert: Crossroads Interchange (I-44/I-49) this weekend

Updated:

Bridge girders being installed for south half of bridge over I-44/I-49 between 7 p.m., Sunday, June 7 and 6 a.m., Monday, June 8. Expect some traffic slowdowns and short-term traffic stops

Work scheduled:

  • Install bridge girders on south half of bridge, Sunday, June 7
  • Lay base rock and prepare for paving to widen eastbound I-44/I-49
  • Paving scheduled for night time hours on June 9 and June 10
  • Grade rock and dirt for south roundabout on Prigmor Avenue (CR 190)
  • Begin construction of bridge support on the north side of I-44/I-49
  • Complete construction of bridge support on the south side of I-44/I-49
  • Finish grading rock and dirt for south roundabout on Prigmor Avenue (CR 190)

Traffic Impacts:

  • Nighttime traffic slowdowns and short-term traffic stops on eastbound I-44/I49 at Prigmor Avenue (CR 190) Sunday, June 7 for bridge work
  • 20th Street at Prigmor Avenue (CR 190) CLOSED for duration of the project
  • Prigmor Avenue bridge (CR 190) CLOSED over I-44/I-49 until fall.
  • Apple Road CLOSED at Prigmor Avenue (CR 190) for duration of the project. Drivers can access Apple Road via CR 180 and CR 170 north from Route FF (32nd Street).
  • Narrowed lanes on I-44/I-49 for the duration of the project.
  • At least one lane of traffic open in each direction on I-44/I-49.

Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.

Project Background:

  • Build interchange at Prigmor Avenue (Jasper County Road 190) over I-44/I-49 with ramps connecting to the interstate
  • Build roundabouts on each end of bridge over I-44/I-49 to connect ramps to Prigmor Avenue
  • Resurface and add two foot shoulders on Prigmor Avenue between new interchange and 7th Street (Route 66) to the north
  • Prime Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., Columbia
  • Total Project Cost: $8.6 million
  • Completion Date: November 1, 2015
  • Partnership Project: Jasper County, City of Duenweg, City of Joplin, Crossroads Business and Distribution Park

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