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MoDOT completes the S Rangeline overpass 23 days early

JOPLIN, Mo. — What one person called, “A Christmas miracle” in an online comment, is really a Thanksgiving miracle!

The South Rangeline overpass of the Kansas City Southern Railroad was open to all traffic Wednesday, November 23 at 11:52 a.m.

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The project completes early. 23 days early.

The estimated completion was Dec 16. However good weather for construction and priority planning by MoDOT officials achieved the early opening.

MoDOT inspectors tell us on site there are still things to complete outside of the roadway, cosmetic issues like sod and dirt work.

Final inspections were completed in the past week. Painters were spotted on the bridge yesterday and this morning as tipsters alerted us that the opening could be close.

Now accessible is the newly relocated Maria’s Restaurant, in the former Pacific Rim building, across from Import Warehouse.

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Rangeline bridge construction progress, large girders arrive to construction site

JOPLIN, Mo. — Wednesday evening October 19, 2022 we caught numerous tractor trailers arriving with huge beams to the Rangeline Bridge construction site.

Arriving from the south we learn these huge beams were made of concrete. Sources told us they were concrete not steel, called N U Girders.

Workers on scene told us they were arriving to the site from the Kansas City area. Each one is 110-feet long. The tractor and towing units make the entire rig about 170-feet.

Tractor trailer drivers traveled north on S Rangeline and some turned around at 29th Street to back the girders into the construction site, parked behind the construction signage.

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Other major changes include new walls. The former bridge had earthen berms supporting the elevated roadway. Now there are concrete walls. No more mowing.

There are large cranes now on site that will place the girders into place.

We counted nearly 10 girders. Workers said two more will arrive Thursday morning.

The bridge is expected to be completed in December.

• The new bridge is 2 feet higher
• The new bridge is 15 feet wider
• The new bridge is 27 feet shorter
• The new bridge will have sidewalks on both sides

Overview of bridge. Note the raised roadway is mostly earthen berms to a retaining wall allowing 27th and 29th and all normal business access to continue on South Rangeline.

 

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Rangeline bridge overpass of KCS railroad

JOPLIN, Mo. — It has been a little over a week since  south Rangeline was closed at the bridge overpass of the KCS railway and things are looking very different.

“Work on Range Line Road bridge is well underway. Originally rebuilt in 1976, with a target completion in December 2022, this new bridge will be higher, wider, and better accommodate the nearly 25,000 vehicles daily that rely on this major connector.” — City of Joplin

Click 👉🏼 The Joplin Police this week offered some navigational tips on planning ahead when entering the construction area(s).

All businesses remain open on the north and south sides of the construction.

Click 👉🏼 Maria’s Mexican Restaurant is moving into the shadow of the Rangeline overpass construction. The road (29th) will remain open to Import Warehouse, Maria’s and Oasis Salon and Day Spa.

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Rangeline access to all businesses continues through the Rangeline KCS overpass construction

JOPLIN, Mo. — The South Rangeline overpass of the KCS railroad construction has begun. Many businesses along the stretch are concerned it will affect their bottom line in the months during the build.

However all businesses and their South Rangleine access will remain open and the roadway undisturbed.

NORTH SIDE

  • 27th St access from South Rangeline is open to: Hidden Acres building, RealtyOne Group and Caliber Collision Group
  • Sutherlands South Rangeline access is open as normal, roadway is undisturbed.

SOUTH SIDE

  • 29th St South Rangeline access continues on undisturbed roadway to Import Warehouse, Maria’s (new location), Oasis Salon & Day Spa and the 26th and Arizona/Delaware corridor of businesses & residents.
  • Access to Derailed Commodity, 1/2 of Half, Andy’s Frozen Custard, etc., continues as normal to their South Rangeline access

How can they all remain open? Note in the image the bridge is relatively short. The majority of the raised roadway is on earthen berms, then retaining walls.

• The new bridge is two feet higher
• The new bridge is 15 feet wider
• The new bridge is 27 feet shorter
• The new bridge will have sidewalks on both sides

Overview of bridge. Note the raised roadway is mostly earthen berms to a retaining wall allowing 27th and 29th and all normal business access to continue on South Rangeline.

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