Missouri Progress

 

 

I-49 is complete except for the Bella Vista bypass, and I-49 signs are up from Kansas City to Arkansas. On December 12, 2012, a dedication ceremony was held in Joplin when 180 miles of US 71 in Missouri became I-49!! MODOT has partial funding available for the Missouri portion of the Bella Vista bypass and will be coordinating construction with the Arkansas Highway Department. 


 

The Economic Impact of I-49 in Missouri

 

I-49 is not just a highway. It's an economic engine that is already changing communities throughout western Missouri. 

 

Click the link below to watch the 12-minute I-49 Economic Development video presentation that MoDOT Southwest District Engineer Becky Baltz gave at the Transportation Engineers of Missouri conference in March. 

 

MoDOT Economic Development Video Presentation - March 2014 

 


 

Map of remaining sections of I-49 in southwest Missouri

and connection to Bella Vista Bypass


 

Check out these helpful PDFs

 

Cass County - I-49 Update

Missouri General I-49 Update

Missouri Progress Update

A Change in Status to I-49 (12/12/12)

 

 

Related Articles

 

Purple Heart Designation Sought for I-49 in Missouri - Joplin Globe

 

 

 

I-49 Missing Link in Fort Smith Region

I49 Coalition executive director Gard Ways recently told Western AR Planning and Development District board members that finishing a 13.7-mile stretch between I-40 and Highway 22 of I-49 in Fort Smith is a high priority for its members.



Legislature says I-49 vital to western Arkansas prosperity

The completion of Interstate 49 in western Arkansas will be vital to creating economic prosperity according to an Arkansas House of Representative resolution delivered to federal government officials.



Arkansas road funding proposals would require voter approval

Times Record - Arkansas legislature bills that would provide matching funds for I-49 would require voter approval.



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