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Cape Girardeau Road Closures and Service Delays

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

UPDATE 5/05 3:07 p.m.: This story has been updated with the latest road closures. 


Rising flood waters from the Mississippi River have lead to more road closures and service delays in the Cape Girardeau area. KRCU previously reported both the railroad and pedestrian gates on the river wall have been closed off. With more rain forecasted this week, city officials say the Red Star neighborhood will be affected by the flood water. The City of Cape Girardeau’s Public Works Department have made sandbags available to those in that neighborhood.


As the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau nears major flood stage this week, the National Weather Service is predicting the river to crest at 48.5 feet. That’s inches shy of last January’s high water record of 48.86 feet.


Here is a list of road closures and service delays in Cape Girardeau:



Road Closures:

  • Sloan Creek Bridge will likely close May 5 as water is approaching (177/Big Bend bridge near Red Star)

  • LaCruz off of South Sprigg

  • First Street between Main and Water streets

  • North End Boulevard between North Fountain Street and Big Bend Road

  • Water between Second and Fifth

  • Fourth between Water and Main 

  • Third between Spanish and Water

  • Main between Fourth and south of First

  • East Cape Rock Drive just north of Cape Rock Circle

  • South Sprigg Street from Old Hwy 61 to Petroleum Rd

  • Kingshighway/Route 74 to Diversion Channel

  • Hwy 177 from CR 651 to Cape Rock Drive

  • All of Meadowbrook Lane off of South Kingshighway

  • Aquamsi from Willow to the Emerson


  • Limb, brush and compost pick-up have been postponed until flood waters go down.

For statewide closures click here.

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