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

 

 

 

NWA planners apply for BUILD grant to pay for I-49 gap between AR/MO

The NW AR Regional Planning Commission has once again applied for federal funding to complete a 4.8-mile segment of Interstate 49 in Missouri to the state line. The segment is the only portion of the 18.9-mile Arkansas/Missouri Connector, or the Bella Vista Bypass, that doesn’t have the needed funding identified to complete the project.



AR residents give input in Barling to ArDOT on I-49 project

Fort Smith, AR-area residents had the opportunity to learn more about a proposed I-49 project Thursday during an ArDOT public involvement meeting to discuss 13.7-mile project between AR Hwy. 22 in Sebastian County to the Interstates 40/49 interchange in Crawford County.



ArDOT Public Meeting Documents

Forms and information circulated during the ARDOT public meeting last week for the section of I-49 connecting Barling and Alma can be found on their website. Surveys must be submitted by May 11, 2018.



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