Connecticut Avenue work to create detour

Apr. 27—Work to install stormwater pipes under Connecticut Avenue will close a portion of the street starting Tuesday.

The closed area will be located south of 38th Street. It will affected from 9 a.m. to dusk. The area will reopen after dusk.

Drivers will need to take another north and south route such as Main Street or Range Line Road during the daytime hours, according to information from the city of Joplin.

Work is expected to continue through the week.

The stormwater work is part of the Connecticut widening project between 32nd Street and the bridge over Interstate 44. It is funded through the 2014 capital improvement sales tax.

For questions, contact Rob Beachner, the city's capital improvements projects manager at 417-624-0820, ext. 1543.