- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)28
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)6
Cape Girardeau is scaling back the new Lewis and Clark Parkway because it has earmarked federal funds that will be lost if they aren't spent. Reducing the road to two lanes brings to mind other streets that have required expensive expansion projects in recent years.
Mount Auburn Road from William Street to Kingshighway was built as a two-lane street with a turn lane. Later it was restriped as a four-lane road. Now the busy street is being widened.
Siemers Drive was constructed as a two-lane road when the surrounding commercial area was being developed. A few years ago the busy road was widened.
The new LaSalle Avenue, under construction, has been reduced to two lanes, but officials expect it will need to be widened when development takes off around the new interstate interchange.
Some might argue that building four lanes to begin with would make sense. Let's hope the city's scaled-back road won't look shortsighted a few years from now.