continues in rebuilding Main Street, and starting
July 24, the west side of the 20th Street and Main Street intersection
will be closed. This closure impacts the east and westbound
traffic on 20th Street. Main Street will not be closed, however the north
and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
will direct drivers traveling west on 20th Street to turn left or
right at Main Street, and eastbound traffic on 20th Street will detour
onto Joplin Avenue or Wall Avenue and drive a short distance to gain access to
Main Street. The Joplin Avenue detour
takes drivers south to 26th Street to gain access to Main Street, and
the Wall Avenue detour goes north to 15th Street for Main Street
of 20th Street is anticipated to be closed for two weeks as part of
the Main Street improvement project. This closure is necessary for the west
side rebuilding of this highly traveled intersection at 20th &
intersection completion, the contractor will move to 15th Street and
execute the same type of closure with similar traffic patterns as the detours.
Please note that the Joplin and Wall detours will gain access at 20th
Street and 10th Street respectively for access onto and across
Main. Additional notifications will be sent prior to the closure of 15th
and Main Street intersection.
about the Main Street rebuilding project, contact Jack Schaller with Olsson
Associates, at 417-781-0643.
this project is through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster
Recovery program. Completion is anticipated for December 2017, except for
specialized work in the intersections along Main: 26th, 20th
and 15th. This work will be completed in Spring 2018 so the asphalt
pavement can cure prior to placing a colorized terra cotta in the crosswalks as
a method to alert drivers to pedestrians. City engineers noted that this is an
effective way to call attention to the area, without a lot of added cost.
The City appreciates your
patience while this work is being done.