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

 

 

 

Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority updates on Greenwood Bypass, I-49 north of Fort Chaffee

Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority updates on Greenwood Bypass, I-49 north of Fort Chaffee



Governor Appoints Keith Gibson to Highway Commission

Fort Smith native Keith Gibson has been appointed as an Arkansas Highway Commissioner by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. He is the first person from western Arkansas to serve on the commission in decades.



Northwest Arkansas to receive $25 million BUILD grant for I-49 Bella Vista bypass

Northwest Arkansas will receive a $25 million federal grant to build a 4.81-mile segment of Interstate 49 in Missouri and to complete the 18.9-mile Arkansas/Missouri connector, or the Bella Vista bypass.



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