Okla. Tribe's Casino Means Road Work in Mo., Kan.

By: AP
By: AP

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) _ An Oklahoma Indian tribe whose newest casino occupies that state's far northeast corner is planning road projects in Missouri and Kansas to accommodate the business.

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's Downstream Casino Resort opened July 5th along Interstate 44 at the juncture of the three states. Its parking lot sits on land owned by the tribe in Cherokee County, Kansas, and motorists heading for the casino from the east exit I-44 in Missouri.

Monday the Cherokee County Commission approved the tribe's plans for improvements on local, county and state roads in the town of Galena.

A traffic consultant said the work was needed to accommodate delivery trucks turning from the Kansas roads toward the casino.
Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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