Interstate 55 in Cape County Reduced for Pavement Repairs, Starting Aug. 12

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Information from MoDOT Southeast District on Facebook

Update: Route 74 Cape Girardeau County will be closed 8/24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm located southbound Interstate 55 bridge at mile marker 93.


UPCOMING IMPACTS NEAR CAPE GIRARDEAU: Next week, work will begin to repair the bridge located at exit 93 carrying southbound Interstate 55 traffic over MO 74. Travelers are encouraged to use exits 91, 95, and 96 instead of exit 93.

On Aug. 8, SB I-55 will be reduced (the driving lane will close, with the passing lane remaining open) at MM 93, weather permitting. The reduction will be in place overnight from 6 pm to 6 am.

Aug. 8-Oct. 11 the on-ramp from US 61 South (Kingshighway) to I-55 will be closed, weather permitting. The SB on-ramp from MO 74 to I-55 South will remain open during this time. From Kingshighway, southbound traffic may turn onto MO 74 to utilize exit 95 to access SB I-55.

MO 74 will be closed (below the bridge located at exit 93) Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 15-16 from 8:30 am to 6:30 am, weather permitting. The roadway will be open for morning traffic from 6:30 am to 8:30 am daily. MO 74 will be reduced (various lane closures) Aug. 16-Oct. 11, weather permitting.

The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit

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