SIKESTON-As construction of the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 55 and U.S. Route 61 (Exit 99) continues, contractor crews will make emergency repairs to the I-55 bridge overnight on July 7. Northbound and southbound I-55 will be closed at Center Junction between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Missouri. Signed detours will be in place.
Southbound I-55 will be closed from Exit 105 (Fruitland) to Exit 99 (Route 61) on Tuesday, July 7 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting. The southbound onramp at Exit 99 will remain open.
SB Detour: The detour for southbound traffic will be Exit 105 (Fruitland) to Jackson Boulevard to I-55 (Exit 99) at Center Junction.
Northbound I-55 will also be closed from Exit 96 (Route K/William Street) to Exit 105 (Fruitland) on Tuesday, July 7 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting.
NB Detour: The detour for northbound traffic will be Exit 96 (Route K/William Street) to Route 25 to Route 61 to I-55 at Exit 105 (Fruitland).
Planned work will include repairing potholes on the bridge. The work zones will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.
Note: The repairs were initially scheduled to be completed July 1. Due to the weather forecast, work is now scheduled be completed overnight on July 7.