BENTON -- Guardrail repairs planned for a section of southbound Interstate 57 in Scott County mean drivers will travel along one lane. Road crews will be working between I-57's intersection with I-55 and the Route AA bridge.
The work, scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, is expected to be done by 5 p.m.
A much bigger project begins Monday on Highway 72. Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily as Apex Paving crews trim trees eastward from Patton Junction in Bollinger County. By February, trees along the highway, to just west of Highway 34 in Cape Girardeau County, will be trimmed.
The work prepares Highway 72 for resurfacing and paving shoulders though Madison, Bollinger, and Cape Counties,
The $7,333,994 contract is expected to wrap up in summer 2009.
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