A couple of projects will close portions of Cape Girardeau streets, starting Aug. 25. As always, drivers are asked to use caution in work zones. For more information, please contact City of Cape Girardeau Public Works at 573-339-6351.
Contracted Marquette Hotel Work to Close Portion of Broadway
Contractors working on the former Marquette Hotel beginning Thursday, Aug. 25 will close a portion of Broadway between Fountain and Lorimier streets for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Fountain and Lorimier streets will remain open allowing access to local businesses as shown here.
Equipment will be used to clean and paint the front of the building during the project.
Detours will be set up around the block south on Fountain to Themis Street, from Themis to Lorimier, then from Lorimer to Broadway.
In addition to this project, a contractor for AT&T continues work on manholes on Broadway between Lorimier and Spanish streets.
Work on the Marquette is being completed in a similar time frame to the AT&T work to help minimize the total number of road closures along Broadway as progress continues on the Marquette Tech District and Marriott hotel coming to downtown Cape Girardeau. Contractors were instructed to notify businesses in the affected area of the closures.
Concrete Work Reducing Magnolia Avenue to One Lane
In addition, street work begins this Thursday, Aug. 25 on Magnolia Avenue, which results in traffic being reduced to one lane.
Concrete work at the intersections of Magnolia and Belleridge Pike and Magnolia and Rampart Street requires the lane closure. Local traffic will be allowed around the work zones, and work is expected to last about two weeks.