Counties Impacted
Cape Girardeau
Project Status
Planning Phase

Project Description

The proposed project would improve two sections of Route 177 to help mitigate issues with flooding. The south end of the project will improve the Juden Creek area by raising the roadway and relocating the centerline slightly to the south of its existing location. The north end of the project will improve the Scism Creek area by raising the roadway.

“When roadways are closed due to flooding, MoDOT understands it can be a frustrating inconvenience,” said Project Manager Benji Philpot.

Philpot explained that in the past MoDOT crews have temporarily raised Route 177 to assist local travelers during flooding incidents.

“Temporarily raising the roadway isn’t the ideal situation for local travelers,” he said. “It also takes significant manpower from up to four MoDOT crews to place the aggregate and then remove it once floodwaters recede.”

MoDOT’s project team is currently completing archeological and architectural research before beginning right-of-way acquisition. The project is expected to be constructed in 2022.

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Click the link below to view detailed plans for proposed improvements to Route 177. 

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Route 177 Cape Girardeau: Location 1

Location 1: South End of Project

The south end of the project will improve the Juden Creek area. In this section, the proposed project includes raising the roadway and relocating the centerline slightly to the south of its existing location. This will also require a slight realignment of County Road 657.

This will require the acquisition of right-of-way and easements. 

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Route 177 Cape Girardeau Location 2

Location 2: North End of Project

The north end of the project will improve the Scism Creek area. In this section, the proposed project includes raising the roadway to help mitigate issues with flooding. In addition, the project includes installation of new guardrail in this location. 

This will require the acquisition of right-of-way or easements. 

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact MoDOT Project Manager Benji Philpot at (573) 472-5371 or MoDOT Transportation Project Designer Jeff Wachter at (573) 472-5294. For questions specific to right-of-way acquisition or easements, please contact Right of Way Manager Pam Masterson at (573) 472-5283.