The City of Cape Girardeau gave a Spanish Street Improvement Project update on Friday, May 21. They said Area 5 is now the east side of Spanish St. between Independence and Themis to allow crews to finish it except for asphalt. There is one-way traffic from north to south and no on-street parking. There could be delays so Ameren can replace gas infrastructure in Area 5. Officials say this work was not part of the original schedule. The $1.6 million project funded by casino revenue started on March 29, 2021.