Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau Reduced for Bridge Repairs Beginning Aug. 1

Southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews bridge deck repairs.

This section of roadway is located from Route 74 to Route AB (bridge over the Diversion Channel).

Weather permitting, this will be night work including weekends from 12:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Monday, Sept. 10.

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

For additional information, contact the Resident Engineer, Brian Holt at (573)243-0899 or MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit

Information from Missouri Department of Transportation news release