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Source: US State of Missouri

SIKESTON-Construction of the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 55 and U.S. Route 61 (mile marker 99) between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Missouri, continues with I-55 traffic shifts beginning as early as tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20. 

Construction of the southbound I-55 bridge is nearing completion. Following the traffic shift, contractors will begin work on the northbound I-55 bridge.

Weather permitting, the process of shifting traffic from northbound I-55 to southbound I-55 will begin Friday, Nov. 20. As traffic controls are set, the southbound traffic will be shifted to one southbound lane. Once all traffic controls have been set, northbound traffic will be shifted during the week of Nov. 30. All interstate ramps will be open to right turn movements only. Route 61/Kingshighway traffic will not be impacted.

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

For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit