December 12, 2012 12:28 AM

Quicker and safer, Interstate 49 becomes official

State and local officials will gather at 4:30 p.m. today at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview to celebrate a moment that has been decades in coming as old U.S. 71 from south Kansas City through Joplin and nearly to the Arkansas border officially becomes Interstate 49.

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