The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 12, 2012

I-49 event set for noon today

From staff reports
Globe Staff Writer

— A ceremony to unveil Interstate 49 from Kansas City to Pineville begins at noon today in the Joplin East Middle School gym, 7501 E. 26th St.

U.S. Sen Roy Blunt, R. Mo., and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez will join other state and community leaders for the event. Delegations from Arkansas and Louisiana along the I-49 corridor also plan to attend.

Also today and through the rest of the week, Missouri Department of Transportation and contractor crews will be uncovering and turning I-49 signs in every county along the corridor from Kansas City to Pineville.