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Posted on: March 20, 2019

MoDOT announces Westbound I-44 On Ramp from Main Street in Joplin (Exit 6) CLOSED Until August 1

Missouri Department of Transportation - Southwest District Office sent the following information about this upcoming closure:

Where: Ramp from Main Street (Missouri Route 43) to westbound I-44 in Joplin

When: ‘Round the clock beginning 6 a.m., Monday, March 25 until August 1

What: Ramp CLOSED due to safety concerns in bridge rehabilitation project work zone at Shoal Creek.

Traffic Impacts:

  • One westbound lane is closed at Mile Marker 6 while contractor crews rehabilitate bridge over Shoal Creek
  • Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction and possible traffic delays
  • Once the both lanes of the westbound bridge are completed, contractor crews will move to the eastbound bridge, August 1
  • Motorists can expect significant traffic delays and a reduced speed limit of 60 mph through the work zone

Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule.

For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit

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