Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Meeting to discuss improvements on 20th Street and Main Street set for June 7
As repair and recovery work continues following the May 2011 tornado, design of public infrastructure and transportation improvement projects have been prepared and the City is requesting public input into these projects. An informational meeting has been scheduled to view and provide comments about the designs of the Main Street corridor from 15th Street to 31st Street, as well as 20th Street from Main Street to Range Line Road.
The public meeting will be conducted from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the Talon Room of the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center, 2104 Indiana Avenue. The meeting will follow an “open house” format with staff from the City and engineering firms present to allow citizens to talk individually with the staff about their questions or comments. Engineering plans for these two large projects will be displayed for the public to view and learn about the work to be completed including pavement improvements, new street lighting, reconstruction of sidewalks, and construction of a shared use path on the south side of 20th Street.
The public is encouraged to stop in at any time during the scheduled meeting period to view the plans and make their comments. Public parking is located on the northeast side of the JHS Center. Please enter the Arts Center doors on the north end of the high school complex. After viewing and hearing about these projects, citizens will be asked to write their comments on a card for reference as planning and development continues.
For those citizens unable to attend this meeting, they can go to www.joplinjet.com to view the maps and learn about the projects, as well as leave their comments and suggestions. The public comment period ends on Friday, June 17.
This project was separated into specific areas and different consultants were awarded the bid for these specifically assigned areas. One group, the Joint Engineering Team (JET), is comprised of four consultants including CJW, Olsson Associates, Tri-State Engineering, and TranSystems, and is working on the 20th Street segment from Main Street to Connecticut Avenue, and on the Main Street project from 15th Street to 31st Street. Anderson Engineering, Inc. is the contractor for designs of 20th Street from Range Line Road to Connecticut Avenue.
Funds for these projects are through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development – Community Development Block Grant.
If you have any questions, please contact Jack Schaller, PE, with Olsson Associates at 417-206-9000 or Jason Eckhart with Anderson Engineering at 417-782-7399