The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 28, 2013

Highway 171 work set to begin


From staff reports

ASBURY, Mo. — A project to resurface Highway 171 from the Missouri/Kansas state line north of Asbury to Highway 96 in Carthage and do other improvements along the roadway is scheduled to begin Monday, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Crews will work at night and are set to begin the project at the Kansas state line, and progress south and east toward Route 96 in Carthage.

During the first few weeks of the project, crews will install new guardrail in areas.

When the resurfacing portion of the project begins, drivers can expect one-lane traffic where crews are set up working. A pilot car will lead drivers through the work zone.

The work will take place at night between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.