- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Chip and seal
More than a year after the idea was first brought to the table, chip-and-seal paving of county roads began last week in Cape Girardeau County.
The chip-and-seal concept, a less expensive alternative to higher-quality paving, has not been embraced by everyone, but most agree it's a huge upgrade from gravel roads.
The first road to get chip and seal was County Road 273 near the Stoddard County line.
This is a work in progress. It will be interesting to see how the roads hold up and how residents along the chip-and-seal roads respond over the next year or so.
Blevins Asphalt of Mount Vernon, Mo., was awarded the contract with a bid of bid $788,124. This year, 11 miles of gravel are scheduled to be receive chip-and-seal surfacing, including County Roads 273, 316, 380, 422, 523, 539, 440 and 522.
This is a big upgrade for our county infrastructure. It's good to see the program begin.