Safe & Sound Community Briefing in Cape Girardeau County

Route 34 Bridge Closures Discussed

SIKESTON-The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house community briefing to discuss upcoming Safe & Sound bridge improvement projects in Cape Girardeau County.  The briefing will be held Thursday, Feb. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Osage Center, 1625 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.

"Those interested in the upcoming projects can stop by anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. to discuss the project plans with a member of the Safe & Sound team," said Southeast Regional Field Engineer Andy Meyer.

Three of the bridges to be discussed are located on Route 34.

"We currently plan to close and replace the Route 34 bridges over Whitewater Overflow, Whitewater River and Byrd Creek this May through August," said Meyer.

Detour routes will be posted over Routes OO and Z as construction is underway. 

The Route 61 bridge over Ramsey Creek is also scheduled to be replaced, with work expected to take place August through October 2011.                

Meyer explained as improvements to the Route 61 bridge are underway, southbound Route 74 traffic will be diverted to the new interchange.

Additional bridge projects to be discussed include:

  • P0786: Route EE LRDD Ditch No. 1
  • P0231: Route V Indian Creek
  • Y0302: Route U Allen Creek
  • S0884: Route A Beam Creek

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