Phase five of the Veterans Memorial Drive project in Cape Girardeau will close Hopper Road at the Interstate 55 overpass, starting on May 9. This work is being completed as a part of the Transportation Trust Fund 4, approved by voters in August 2010. Work is expected to be complete in the fall. Detours will be posted near the closure. This work adds a few extra driving minutes to a handful of commuters within the city during the project. During the work, Veterans Memorial Drive will be extended from Scenic Drive down to Hopper Road, creating quicker access to North Kingshighway and Interstate 55 from surrounding subdivisions. The area of Hopper Road closing will be straightened, removing previously curvy and accident-prone areas. A stop sign will also be added, providing additional safety enhancements for those living near the area.
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