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Project will improve Kansas Expressway

Major improvement will begin on Kansas Expressway

When it comes to driving along Kansas Expressway near downtown you can see, hear, and feel what needs to be improved.

"You start getting a lot of potholes in the area and it is rough and it is not smooth and you've got those old concrete joints and you feel every time you go across," stated Stacy Reese, MoDOT Project Manager.

A big project ahead will see to it the days of rough riding are over, at…

Joplin s Mercy Hospital set to open

Mercy Milestone: New Joplin hospital opening nearly 4 years after tornado

On May 22, 2011, the tornado-torn shell of Joplin’s old Mercy hospital found itself the icon of a community ripped apart.  Now, nearly four years later, a brand-new hospital has become the symbol of a city, scarred, but coming a long way in recovery.

New subdivision planned for east Springfield

Progress Report: Subdivision, retail developments planned in east Springfield

Springfield's City Council is considering several bills that would pave the way for multiple development projects in east Springfield.

Green building, Germany

Greene County study group suggests 'green' building incentives, not mandates

The Springfield-Greene County Green Building Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission on Tuesday.

Walmart opening a new Neighborhood Market in Clever

Big grocery battle for small towns: Walmart expands into rural Ozarks

Clever, with a population just more than 2,100,  will be one of the smallest towns in the country with a Walmart presence.

From bouncing to bowling: Two new attractions in Springfield for the new year

SkyZone, located on S. Kansas Expressway, opened the day after Christmas to much anticipation. 

Republic Road project will be done in 2015

Retailers look forward to new Republic Road, end of construction congestion

With nice new asphalt and smooth flowing traffic, it’s hard to believe West Republic Road was a messy construction area just weeks ago.

Progress Report: Another new Menards store planned for Springfield

A big new retail development is in the works for west Springfield.

The Progress Report: Signs of Economic Growth and Resilience in the Ozarks

We highlight the building projects happening across the Ozarks, and reveal how they're energizing the local economy. Whether it's a new store, restaurant, condo, or highway- get the inside scoop with The Progress Report! You can also help us do some 'building' of our own! If you have a question about a big project not listed, please email us. We'll check it out, and possibly add it to our list.

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