TRAFFIC ALERT: EB I-44 Welcome Center in Newton Co. CLOSED for Ramp Repair Beginning Week of Aug. 8

Where: Welcome Center on eastbound I-44 near Mile Marker 1.6 in Newton County west of Joplin

When: Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, August 8 for up to five days

What: Welcome Center CLOSED to allow contractor crews to repair ramps

Traffic Impact:

  • Welcome Center on eastbound I-44 at Mile Marker 1.6 CLOSED, including all Welcome Center facilities and parking
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching work zone
  • Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the work schedule. 


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