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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #275 on: September 04, 2012, 10:33:00 PM »

Florida gives out free orange juice at some of its welcome centers.

It's settled, then.  Missouri should build rest areas on I-49.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #276 on: September 04, 2012, 10:34:36 PM »

There are signs near the Oklahoma turnpike service areas that say that no purchase is required to use the bathrooms. 

The prices at the convenience stores and burger joints on the Oklahoma turnpikes are pretty much equivalent to the prices at stores off the turnpikes.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #277 on: September 04, 2012, 10:42:35 PM »

Florida gives out free orange juice at some of its welcome centers.

It's settled, then.  Missouri should build rest areas on I-49.

OK. Where do you suggest? ;)
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #278 on: September 04, 2012, 11:06:16 PM »

Florida gives out free orange juice at some of its welcome centers.

It's settled, then.  Missouri should build rest areas on I-49.

OK. Where do you suggest? ;)


Southbound - South of Harrisonville, there is room at the 327th Street line.

Northbound - Somewhere around Horton.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #279 on: September 05, 2012, 01:27:08 AM »

Florida gives out free orange juice at some of its welcome centers.

It's settled, then.  Missouri should build rest areas on I-49.

FL giving out orange juice is a tourism ploy to play into Florida's orange-growing industries. What beverage would be associated with Missouri? (Harry S Truman liked the hard stuff, didn't he?)
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #280 on: September 05, 2012, 02:17:55 AM »

Florida gives out free orange juice at some of its welcome centers.

It's settled, then.  Missouri should build rest areas on I-49.

FL giving out orange juice is a tourism ploy to play into Florida's orange-growing industries. What beverage would be associated with Missouri? (Harry S Truman liked the hard stuff, didn't he?)

Well, Anheuser-Busch is headquartered in St. Louis ....

at least before they were bought out. Maybe they're still there.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #281 on: September 05, 2012, 07:41:21 AM »

Florida gives out free orange juice at some of its welcome centers.

It's settled, then.  Missouri should build rest areas on I-49.

FL giving out orange juice is a tourism ploy to play into Florida's orange-growing industries. What beverage would be associated with Missouri? (Harry S Truman liked the hard stuff, didn't he?)

Well, Anheuser-Busch is headquartered in St. Louis ....

at least before they were bought out. Maybe they're still there.

Boulevard Brewery in Kansas City,  Mothers Brewery in Springfield ;)
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #282 on: September 05, 2012, 08:38:20 AM »

Florida gives out free orange juice at some of its welcome centers.

It's settled, then.  Missouri should build rest areas on I-49.

OK. Where do you suggest? ;)


Southbound - South of Harrisonville, there is room at the 327th Street line.

Northbound - Somewhere around Horton.

I had earlier been thinking somewhere near Compton Junction  or somewhere south of Harrisonville: so we're within 5 miles of each other. :)
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #283 on: September 05, 2012, 08:49:12 PM »

straw man

I don't think that means what you think it means.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #284 on: September 06, 2012, 09:21:41 AM »

Lol ok bro
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #285 on: September 06, 2012, 12:31:28 PM »

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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #286 on: November 07, 2012, 04:44:24 PM »

In looking at MoDOT's 2013-17 Draft STIP, I noticed what appears to be a Bella Vista Bypass project slated for the 7/2014 to 6/2015 time period (page 11/27 of pdf)
I spoke with a MoDOT individual today and he confirmed that the above 2015 project in the Draft STIP is for the Bella Vista Bypass. However, it is contingent on whether Arkansas will have construction under way to the state line by that time. As he put it, there is no need to build it to a dead-end and have it sit for a long time. MoDOT already has the money set aside and will build the entire four lanes even if Arkansas has to stay at two lanes for a while.
Move Arkansas Forward has a Proposed Constitutional Fact Sheet #1 that lists by region the four-lane highway projects that would be supported by the half-cent sales tax to be voted on in November (pages 6-7/88 of pdf; pages 4-5 of document):
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Four-Lane Projects of Regional Significance
Northwest Arkansas
• Completion of the initial two lanes of the ultimate four lanes of the Bella Vista bypass
This article reports that Issue No.1 was approved by the voters
(second quote from Arkansas thread)

Since Arkansas now has the funding mechanism set up for two lanes of its section of the Bella Vista Bypass, it looks like Missouri should begin construction on its section of the Bella Vista Bypass by July, 2014, if not sooner.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #287 on: November 12, 2012, 11:27:45 AM »

Missouri should shuffle it's money now and start next summer. Construction rates are still low and they can save long term money.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #288 on: November 13, 2012, 08:24:14 PM »

after going through a small local gas station off I-40 near TN/NC border earlier this summer I would rather prefer a large travel stop or a rest area.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #289 on: November 14, 2012, 03:32:51 PM »



This sign is interesting because its on the (current) southernmost i_49 Missouri exit/entrance at Pineville, on State Highway H to Noel with my phone camera facing east.  About 1/2 mile south of the bridge are the northbound lane rock cuts and the (currently blocked) southbound exit ramp for the future Bella Vista, AR, bypass, which has FINALLY gotten funding this month.  The Wildwood Estates subdivision stone entrance signs are immediately right of this.  "Bagged" blue signs were up at every turnoff (Goodman, Camp Crowder) I saw this past weekend before turning at the latter to head for Springfield.  Pineville is the last Missouri zip code north of the Arkansas state line at Bella Vista.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #290 on: November 15, 2012, 09:39:36 AM »

You can even see the 49 through the tarp if you look closely enough. Looks like no state name though. Rats.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #291 on: November 17, 2012, 10:55:52 AM »

We've got tarped-up I-49 shields here posted up here on the north end, too. Pics forthcoming.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #292 on: November 19, 2012, 05:23:34 PM »

You can even see the 49 through the tarp if you look closely enough. Looks like no state name though. Rats.

Last night I drove through Anderson, MO southbound on business 71 near McDonald County High School.  Somehow, the tarp had been removed off one of the blue signs on the turnoff east to Cassville that crosses over future I-49 with exits.  I noticed that the red area indeed says "Interstate".
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #293 on: November 19, 2012, 06:18:01 PM »

You can even see the 49 through the tarp if you look closely enough. Looks like no state name though. Rats.

Last night I drove through Anderson, MO southbound on business 71 near McDonald County High School.  Somehow, the tarp had been removed off one of the blue signs on the turnoff east to Cassville that crosses over future I-49 with exits.  I noticed that the red area indeed says "Interstate".

What he was hoping for was for the State Name below the "Interstate" text like this I-76 shield.

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Unveiling Ceremony For I-49 in Missouri
« Reply #294 on: November 20, 2012, 04:58:43 PM »

In case anyone might want to attend the I-49 Unveiling Ceremony:

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Unveiling Ceremony:
12 noon, Dec. 12, 2012
Joplin East Middle School
7501 E. 26th Street

Note: As I post this, the webpage has an I-44 shield instead of an I-49 shield:


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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #295 on: November 20, 2012, 07:52:47 PM »

In case anyone might want to attend the I-49 Unveiling Ceremony:

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Unveiling Ceremony:
12 noon, Dec. 12, 2012
Joplin East Middle School
7501 E. 26th Street

Note: As I post this, the webpage has an I-44 shield instead of an I-49 shield.



I received a Press Release yesterday at the Route TT Interchange has been completed. :)
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #296 on: November 20, 2012, 08:34:48 PM »

Here's one thing I'm going to be curious on now that you mention I-44.  At the current U.S. 71 southbound interchange just east of Joplin there is a big sign that indicates the turnoff to (as I recall) Neosho and Fort Smith.  Right before it is a small sign for Fayetteville.

Northwest Arkansas (as it's known) has grown so much that there's now about 500,000 in the Rogers/Bentonville/Fayetteville area with about 290,000 in the Fort Smith area.  I wonder if we'll lose the little "Fayetteville" sign and the city name makes it up to the newer I-49 southbound signs alongside Fort Smith.  Doubt we'll see a turnoff to "Northwest Arkansas".  Just curious to see what we'll see on the new signs at the soon to be brand-new I-44/I-49 southbound junction.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #297 on: November 20, 2012, 08:48:52 PM »

Here's one thing I'm going to be curious on now that you mention I-44.  At the current U.S. 71 southbound interchange just east of Joplin there is a big sign that indicates the turnoff to (as I recall) Neosho and Fort Smith.  Right before it is a small sign for Fayetteville.

Northwest Arkansas (as it's known) has grown so much that there's now about 500,000 in the Rogers/Bentonville/Fayetteville area with about 290,000 in the Fort Smith area.  I wonder if we'll lose the little "Fayetteville" sign and the city name makes it up to the newer I-49 southbound signs alongside Fort Smith.  Doubt we'll see a turnoff to "Northwest Arkansas".  Just curious to see what we'll see on the new signs at the soon to be brand-new I-44/I-49 southbound junction.

The new signs are in place, waiting for I-49 to be added. It's still Neosho/ Ft Smith
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #298 on: November 22, 2012, 09:29:40 AM »

It's the old newspaper in me, but I HATE seeing Fort abbreviated in signs.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #299 on: November 22, 2012, 10:20:50 AM »

Wow I am impressed that a major chunk of the big gap from Shreveport and Kansas City is almost near completed.  Once, I-49 is in Missouri and the rest of the LA section is tied in with AR 549 almost two thirds of the proposed interstate extension (not counting the Layfayette to New Orleans section) will be done.

My opinion is that they should built a new freeway connection to the existing US 71 at Carthage from MO 249 or upgrade the US 71 and MO 249 expressway and bring MO 249 up to standards.  This will eliminate the I-44 overlap and continuing through one lane ramps.
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