Joplin lays out Connecticut Ave. widening project to area residents

JOPLIN, Mo. – Property owners along Joplin’s Connecticut Avenue reviewed the latest proposed designs for the city’s project to widen the street.

They saw the designs at a public meeting held Tuesday. The project would widen Connecticut avenue to five lanes from Murphy Boulevard to 30th Street.

“When I was a teenager I remember driving on Connecticut to avoid driving on Rangeline because it was a lot busier,” said Assistant Director of Public Works Dan Johnson. “So now when my son turns sixteen he will be able to do the same thing but on a lot nicer Connecticut.”

The project is paid for through a 10 year sales tax approved by voters in 2004 and renewed for another 10 years in 20-14.

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