Summer Asphalt Overlay Project Update – Week of Aug. 5

Ongoing asphalt overlay work in Cape Girardeau continues this month.

During the week of Aug. 5, crews will be working just north of Broadway near the driveway entrances of Last Call and Broadway Prescription Shop. Over the next few weeks, the crews will complete parking lot paving by these two businesses and the former Convention and Visitors Bureau location at the corner of Broadway and Main Street.

Once crews complete the work next to Sprigg Street at Last Call and Broadway Prescription Shop, work will begin on South Benton Street. Street parking will be affected during curb and driveway work. Residents can help expedite construction by not parking in areas where road work is, or will be, taking place on South Benton. Crews will fix driveways, curbs and sidewalks along each project section after paving to meet Americans with Disabilities Act transportation requirements.

Traffic will still flow through each work zone, and drivers are asked to use caution around workers and equipment in the roadway.

The following streets will be (or have been) affected at various points during the overlay project, paid for by the Transportation Trust Fund, a one half-cent sales tax once again approved by voters in 2010:

  • Benton Street from Themis to Independence
  • Themis Street from Pacific to Hanover
  • South Benton Street from William to Jefferson
  • Fountain Street from Bellevue to North

The following parking lots will receive paving preparation and overlay:

  • 710 Broadway – by Broadway Prescription Shop
  • 632 Broadway – by Last Call
  • River Heritage Museum
  • Former Convention and Visitors Bureau building at the corner of Broadway and Main Street

This overlay project will be ongoing through mid-October 2013. Additional overlay project information and updates will be provided as available.

For more information, contact City of Cape Girardeau Development Services at 573-339-6327.