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Portion of Main St. in Cape Girardeau reopened, sidewalk still blocked due to building safety concern

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 9:50 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 5:08 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - City officials say the street in front a downtown business reopened Thursday after it was closed for a safety concern.

According to the City of Cape Girardeau, while the street is open again, the sidewalk and parking spaces directly in front of 15 and 17 North Main Street will remain blocked off.

Pedestrians are urged to stay out of the enclosed area.

Officials said any repairs to the building will go through the city first to make sure construction meets code standards.

According to Cape Girardeau City leaders, there is a building safety concern at 15 and 17 N....
According to Cape Girardeau City leaders, there is a building safety concern at 15 and 17 N. Main St.(Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt)

On Wednesday, October 20, the City of Cape Girardeau closed the southbound lane of North Main Street between Themis and Independence Streets due to a building safety concern at 15 and 17 N. Main St.

According to Cape Girardeau City leaders, there is a building safety concern at 15 and 17 N....
According to Cape Girardeau City leaders, there is a building safety concern at 15 and 17 N. Main St.(Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt)

Businesses next to the building of concern will remain open.

According to the city, the issue was brought up by an observant pedestrian. They said they encourage people to contact them if they have building safety concerns.

If you see something, they ask that you call 339-6372 or visit cityofcape.org/reportaproblem.

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