Road Work Closing Large Portion of West End Blvd., Part of Main St. in Cape Girardeau

Additional road work begins in Cape Girardeau this week, including the following:
Long-term road work will close a portion of South West End Boulevard from Shawnee Parkway(Route 74) to Linden Street in Cape Girardeau, beginning next Wednesday, June 17. This affects entrances to the Shawnee Park Sports Complex, Shawnee Park Center, and routes to the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. The closed section of roadway will be removed and overhauled, including the addition of six feet wide sidewalks.
Detours will help direct traffic around the work. Entrance to Parks and Recreation facilities and the sports complex will still be available via the Route 74 entrance. Residents to the area and visitors to the health center can access the area via South Sprigg Street to Linden. This project will take several weeks to complete, weather permitting, and is expected to finish in late summer, possibly fall.
Additionally, work will close a portion of Main Street from Broadway to Park Drive next week in Cape Girardeau, while a contractor completes utility work for the Riverview Court Project.
The utility work begins next Monday and is expected to last all of next week, weather permitting. As always, motorists are asked to use caution in this potentially high-traffic area downtown while work is completed.
For more information on either project, please contact City of Cape Girardeau Development Services at 573-339-6327.