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South Old Orchard Road to Close Overnight April 29; Signal Pole Relocation Planned

South Old Orchard Road (south of U.S. Hwy. 61) near the diverging diamond interchange at I-55 will be closed Thursday night, April 29, so a signal pole can be moved.

Construction of the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 55 and U.S. Route 61 (mile marker 99) between Cape Girardeau and Jackson continues with an overnight closure of Old Orchard Road, south of Route 61.

Weather permitting, Old Orchard Road will be closed south of Route 61 for the relocation of a signal pole. Work will take place Thursday, April 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Previously planned overnight closures of Route 61 for interstate bridge work have been completed.

The work zones will be marked with signs.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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