Cape Girardeau County

North and Southbound Route 61 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will be performed Monday, April 8 through Saturday, June 29.  Restrictions on Route 61 will be in place in the following locations:

  • Jackson: Route 25 to Old Orchard between 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Cape: County Park Drive to Route 74 (S. Kingshighway) between 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Cape: Route 74 to the I-55 (S. Kingshighway) overpass between 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Route K in Cape County will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will performed from Wednesday, May 1 through Monday, July 1. Work between Route 25 and County Road 206 will be performed from 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Work between County Road 206 and Route 61/Kingshighway will be performed from 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Bridge repairs to the Route 74/Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau County will take place from Tuesday, May 28 through Monday, Sept. 16. Contractor crews will repair the metal joint connecting Route 74 to the bridge on the Missouri side. Contractors crews will repair the westbound lanes first, so head-to-head traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes. Once completed, traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes while the eastbound side is repaired. Throughout the project, driving lanes will be reduced to a  12-foot width restriction. The Emerson Bridge goes over the Mississippi River into Illinois located between Fountain Street and Levee Road.