CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - If you normally use Main Street in Cape to go to work or school, your route may have just changed for the next few months.
The planning and construction team at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau announced on April 5, 2011 that Main Street (Route 177) from Olive Street to south of Mill Street will close for approximately 6 months effective Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.
"Last week we officially named Fronabarger Concreters as the general contractor on the Main Street Relocation Project, along with Apex Paving, Cotner Electric, Nip Kelly Equipment, Monroe Plumbing and Road Runner Safety as subcontractors bringing construction jobs to the local market," said Richard Meister, vice president of design and construction.
"We anticipate the closure to last into the Fall, and look forward to working closely with these local companies as we prepare to begin actual construction of the casino facility over the summer," added Meister.
The detour takes commercial traffic along Sprigg Street to Lexington for traffic traveling northbound.
The local traffic detour includes a loop beginning at Park-North Street to Sprigg Street and turning onto Bertling Street (also if you are traveling north).
Southbound traffic travels in reverse.
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, owned by Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., is currently under construction.
The project is scheduled for completion in late 2012.