- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- 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)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Police: Woman arrested after meth found hidden in pants (5/26/17)2
- 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
Downtown Cape Girardeau has been busy with construction crews in recent weeks as the Broadway corridor project moves from Water to Pacific streets. The construction is coming along nicely, the first tangible results coming into focus.
In March we wrote that the project would be massive. Between 16,000 and 19,000 vehicles travel Broadway daily, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Add to that the grand vision and a $4.5 million price tag and it's clear that this is a significant job. But for the size, scope and unexpected issues that can come with any major construction, we're pleased with the work of Fronabarger Concreters and their coordination with the city.
Business owners should also be commended for their efforts. Several have spruced up secondary entrances. Others have found ways to expand their business and better communicate with customers. Hopefully these decisions will help improve business even after the corridor is finished.
According to the city's contract with Fronabarger, Broadway must be open by Nov. 5. The good news is that at this point sources say the work is ahead of schedule, though paving and landscaping will continue in the following months.
To all those involved in the effort -- workers, city leaders, businesses and customers -- we say thank you. A new and improved Broadway should be here in a few months.