The Second and Third Phases of the Center Junction Project is Almost Finished

Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say motorists can expect to see new traffic switches at Center Junction next week. These new traffic shifts include, Monday, November 9 – after the morning rush all head-to-head traffic that is currently on southbound Route 61 will be switched onto the new pavement from the east to the north bound off-ramp at Interstate 55. The next day the northbound Route 61 lane closure will be moved from its present location at Boulder Crest Drive to just west of the drive for Cape Girardeau County Park North. Officials say the second and third phases of the Diverging Diamond Interchange Project are almost finished and when they are finished all traffic will be switched to its final configuration that is east of Interstate 55. Afterward, all traffic signals will be in operation at Veterans Memorial Drive allowing all turn movements.

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