- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Cape fines contractor $1,100 a day for street-project delays; contractor blames utility relocations (5/18/17)13
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
Speedy road work
The silver lining in this summer's drought was the amount of work that was done this construction season.
There's no better example of that than the Interstate 55 interchange project between Jackson's East Main Street and Cape Girardeau's LaSalle Avenue.
The interchange, originally predicted to open next summer, is well ahead of schedule, and, if the rain stays away, could be completely open by the end of the year. If they aren't already, southbound lanes will be open this week.
The contractor, Dumey Excavating, has been "very aggressive," according to MoDOT officials.
Jackson residents, especially those living in the Bent Creek area, have been waiting for the mew I-55 interchange for a long time. Traffic on that side of town and commercial development on Jackson's side will be moving that much quicker, thanks to the contractor and its crews.