MoDOT to close Hwy. 177 to local traffic only in Cape Girardeau Co.

Portion of Hwy. 177 closed in Cape Girardeau on Monday

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation crews will start building an elevated road using gravel on Route 177 in Cape Girardeau beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 3.

This is from County Road 651 to County Road 657, near Gizmo Lane.

According to MoDOT, this will prevent a complete closure due to flooding as it will be reduced to one lane only for local traffic.

For more information on flooded roads, please check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map.

Fire crews responded to call of a vehicle in the water on Highway 177 near Gizmo Lane in Cape Giradeau County on Sunday, May 26.

It happened just before 3 p.m.

According to Asst. Chief Mark Hasheider, a car drove around a barrier and got stuck.

Firefighters waded out to the vehicle and help get two adults and one teenager to safety.

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