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MoDOT Holds I-55/Ramsey Creek Groundbreaking Ceremony

SIKESTON - A groundbreaking ceremony was held for improvements to the outer road along Interstate 55 in Scott City on Friday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.

Speakers included:

  • Christopher (Kit) Bond, United States Senate
  • Jo Ann Emerson, United States House of Representatives
  • Steve Hodges, Missouri House of Representatives, District 161
  • Jamie Burger, Presiding County Commissioner - Scott County
  • Paul Koeper, County Commissioner, District 1 - Cape Girardeau County
  • Cheryl Ball, Assistant to the District Engineer - MoDOT

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract in June 2010 for improvements to Interstate 55 in Scott County.  The $4,333,380 contract was awarded to R.L. Persons Construction Inc., Poplar Bluff, Mo. 

The project includes grading, paving, signal installation at the I-55 and Route AB interchange, and construction of an outer road from Route K to Route AB near Scott City. Additionally, a new bridge will be constructed over Ramsey Creek for the new outer road. 

Work began in August 2010, when the contractor began grading work for extension of the existing outer road and pavement of Mulberry Street in Scott City. Work is expected to be complete in summer 2012.

Work zones will be marked with signs as the improvements are being made.  Drivers are urged to use extreme caution near the work zones and plan for possible delays.  MoDOT will alert drivers prior to any change in traffic. 

For more information, please contact Project Manager Eric Krapf at (573) 472-5261, Resident Engineer Darius Dowdy at (573) 243-0899 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636). 


I-55 Corridor Improvement Map


I-55/Ramsey Creek Remarks by Dignitaries

I-55/Ramsey Creek Groundbreaking Ceremony

View Photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony



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