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SIKESTON – Contractor crews will soon complete work on the north end of the work to improve two sections of Route 177 in Cape Girardeau County. The project will help mitigate issues with flooding by raising the roadway.

The north end of the project will open to traffic on Monday, July 18, near the Scism Creek area located from Rolling Hills Drive to Old Route V in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In addition to raising the roadway, a bridge was constructed south of County Road 651.

The south end of the project will close Monday, July 18,  near the Juden Creek area located from County Road 643 to Cedar Hills Lane in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Improvements to this section will include raising the roadway and relocating the centerline slightly to the south of its existing location. This will also require a slight realignment of County Road 657 in order to tie into the new profile.

Completion of the Route 177 project is anticipated on Nov. 1, 2022, weather permitting.

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

For additional information, please contact Resident Engineer Kevin Plott (573) 225-8409, MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit


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