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Street Repairs And Road Closures Scheduled For Cape Girardeau Area In Coming Months

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  Various road construction and street repairs will be happening in and around Cape Girardeau throughout the month of August. 


From Tuesday Aug. 17 through Wednesday, Aug. 18. Construction will continue at the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 55 and U.S. Route 61 between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Missouri, with an overnight closure planned.


Weather permitting, Route 61/Kingshighway will be closed at I-55 while contractor crews shift traffic from the north lanes of Route 61 to south lanes. Work will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., and  Interstate ramps will remain open.


Over 20 street repair and repaving projects will continue in Downtown Cape Girardeau until early 2022. 


The next renovation will begin August 30th, with Greenbrier Drive from Yorktown Drive to Cambridge Drive as the next location.


The tentative schedule for following renovations include Forest Avenue from Broadway to Woodlawn Avenue (Sept. 20), Themis Street from Sunset Boulevard to Keller Avenue (Oct. 11), Themis Street from West End Boulevard to Park Avenue (Nov. 1), Whitener Street from Keller Avenue to Louisiana Avenue (Nov. 22), Sheridan Drive from Independence Street to William Street (Dec. 13), Rusmar Street from Commercial Street to Minnesota Avenue (Jan. 1, 2022) and the Intersection of Rust Avenue and Minnesota Avenue (Jan. 24, 2022)


Concrete repair projects will continue at N. Henderson Ave. from 1421 N. Henderson Ave. to 801 N. Henderson Ave., and new construction projects will begin at Louis St. from Montgomery St. to 529 Louis St.El Rio, Lambert Dr. & Shirley Dr. Intersection, Masters Dr. from David St. to 2538 Masters Dr., Marvin St. from 2550 Marvin St. to 2546 Marvin St., and Melrose Ave. from Westwood Dr. to Delwin St.


City-wide reconstruction is funded by the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Renewal of 2019 which included an extra $500,000 a year to complete more repairs faster.


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