I-55 repairs to impact traffic in Cape Girardeau, Scott counties next week

Friday, December 5, 2008

Motorists driving on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Scott County next week may need to allow extra travel time on a section of the roadway.

The southbound lane of I-55 between exit 99 and Highway 74 will be reduced to one lane on Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace guardrails. Work is expected to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crews will also perform routine bridge maintenance in the northbound lane of I-55 next week between Route PP and Route K. Work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Other work scheduled to take place next week by MoDOT crews includes drainage pipe replacement beneath the roadway of Route Z. The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday from Route DD to U.S. 61 near Vanduser, Mo.

Meanwhile, the northbound rest area located on I-55 will be closed today while MoDOT crews perform concrete repairs. Work will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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