Highway 25 reopens, I-55 won't change

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Highway 25 at Dutchtown, Mo., opened late Wednesday morning after being closed for a week due to a floodwaters that caused the Army Corps of Engineers to build a temporary levee there.

The Corps plans to open Highway 74 at Dutchtown by late Friday afternoon, a spokesperson said.

Interstate 55, faced with traffic congestion in its southbound lane, will leave the highway the way it is through Memorial Day weekend and re-evaluate it later, said Angie Wilson, a Missouri Department of Transportation spokesperson.

The department has changed traffic flow on the Diversion Channel bridge and turned the shoulder of the road into a temporary driving lane to help drivers hindered by closed roads due to flooding.

For details, see Thursday's Southeast Missourian.

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