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JATSCO Makes Plans for Road Projects in 2016

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization comes up with ideas for road projects to start within the next year.

In today's meeting representatives from areas in Jasper and Newton counties, approved preliminary design work to be done on the Route 171 Bridge over Center Creek.

Members also brainstormed projects to add to the list to complete in the fiscal year of 2016 which started this month. Those projects include coming up with a new Bike & Pedestrian Plan which hasn't been updated since 1998.

"It's been quite a while and people, we've been hearing more that people want sidewalks and bike paths. And so we talked about updating that this year and so at this meeting we formed a subcommittee to see what that cost would look like, what the process is going to be,” says Joplin City Planner Taylor Cunningham.

The Bike & Pedestrian Subcommittee plans to meet on a regular basis.

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