Southeast District

17th Annual Bridge Building Competition

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Southeast District is busy making alternate plans for this year’s 17th Annual Bridge Building Competition. Bridge kits were delivered to participating high schools on Sept. 22. The bridges will be put to the test during a virtual ceremony planned for Thursday, Dec. 10. Additional details will be released ...

Upcoming Route 177 Project in Cape Girardeau

The proposed project would improve two sections of Route 177 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to help mitigate issues with flooding. 

Center Junction Diverging Diamond Interchange

Construction of the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 55 and Route 61 (mile marker 99) between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Missouri, is underway. Click the link below to learn more about traffic impacts.

Bootheel Bridge Bundle Design-Build

The purpose of the Bootheel Bridge Bundle project is to repair or replace fifteen of the bridges on the Southeast District’s asset management plan. The Missouri Department of Transportation anticipates beginning the procurement process on this design-build project in early 2020. One design-build team will be selected to design and construct the pro...

Route 221 in St. Francois County

In an effort to improve safety, the proposed project would relocate several sections of Route 221 to provide more gradual curves and a straighter roadway. The project includes rebuilding the curve on Route 221 at Henrich Road and a series of curves from Howell Road to Henson Road, in Doe Run, Missouri.

U.S. 67 (Future I-57) In Butler County

As part of the planning stages for the conversion of U.S. Route 67 to Interstate 57, the City of Poplar Bluff and Missouri Department of Transportation are currently reevaluating the Route 67 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) completed in 2005. Public input will also be accepted as part of the reevaluation of this study.  The Future I-57 projec...

Southeast Projects Awarded

During its regular meeting each month, the Missouri Highways and Transportation reviews and awards projects across the state. Learn more about the Southeast District's upcoming projects!

Latest News

  • Route 181 in Ozark County Closed for Culvert Replacement


    Missouri Route 181 in Ozark County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. 

    This section of roadway is located between Route FF and Route H.                                


  • SB I-55 in Pemiscot County Reduced for Bridge Repairs


    SIKESTON - Southbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with a 13-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.

    This section of roadway is located from mile marker 17...

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About the District
Lane Miles
District Engineer: Mark Croarkin