U.S. 61 to close overnights to complete diverging diamond interchange

Diverging diamond interchange between Cape Girardeau, Jackson nears completion
(Source: MoDOT)

CAPE GIRARDEAU/JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – Construction of the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 55 and U.S. Route 61 (mile marker 99) between Cape Girardeau and Jackson is nearing completion. However, work continues with nightly closures of U.S. 61 beginning Monday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 22.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 16, diamond grinding operations will take place. From Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 22, crews will be striping the lanes in preparation for project completion.

Weather permitting, work will take place nightly, requiring a full closure of U.S. 61 from Orchard Road to Veterans Drive from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. All interstate ramps will remain open to right turn movements only. Drivers should seek alternate routes during closures.

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