The City of Cape maintains more than 230 miles of street and 22 miles of alleyways, which is roughly the same distance as a drive to St Louis and back. Some roadway in Cape Girardeau is privately owned or maintained by other agencies (such as Kingshighway). About two-thirds of our streets are lighter-colored concrete and the remaining streets are darker asphalt. Street Maintenance efforts are coordinated by both our Public Works and Community Development Departments using funding from the General Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Capital Improvement Sales Tax, and other sources when available.

The following is a list of our projects that are in progress, coming soon, or recently complete.

In Progress

Lexington Avenue (TTF6)
Construction began March 2024 and will take 18 months to renovate Carolina Lane to Sherwood Drive, and West Cape Rock Drive to Big Bend Road. 

Annual Transportation Trust Fund Repairs
Funded by the 2020 TTF renewal, construction will be completed in 2024-2025.

  • Perryville Rd. (Cape Rock - Sherwood)
  • Two blocks of South Frederick
  • Two blocks of South Middle Street
  • Two blocks of South Jefferson Avenue
  • Additional concrete repairs TBD


Coming Soon

Capital Improvement Sales Tax funded projects 2024-25 - COUNCIL JUNE 2024

The Locations for the work to be performed under these Contract Documents are on the 100 block of S. Farrar Drive, 2810 to 2846 Whitener Street, Whitener Street and N. Silver Springs Road intersection, 1823 to 2365 Rust Avenue, 741 Forest Avenue, 2311 to 2331 Bloomfield Road, 2050 to 2061 Corporate Circle, and 1439 to 1491 S. Minnesota Avenue. The improvements consist of removing and replacing concrete streets as shown in the project plans, removal and replacement of portions of street, curb, and gutter, adjustments to existing manholes, inlets, and utility castings, all as described in the contract documents.

Main Street
Full reconstruction, New Curb and Gutter, Sidewalks
Anticipated 2024-25

Independence Street from Gordonville/East Rodney to Clark
Traffic Study to Address Congestion, Implement Recommendations from Study
Under Review

Improvements to the Route 74 /Minnesota Ave Intersection
The City and MoDOT will coordinate and cost-share on this project.
Anticipated 2024

Sprigg TTF6 – Shawnee to Southern Expressway
Construction 2024-2025. The survey work is complete and final design is ongoing.

Bertling TTF6 – Perryville to Big Bend
The survey work is complete. The project is scheduled for construction 2025-2026.   

Veterans Memorial Dr Phase 6 -  Hopper to Percy
The task order being executed by the City will include a topographic survey and field work needed to complete acquisitions and the final project design (not final construction).

Route K Safety Improvements
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Recently Complete

West End Boulevard from Rose to Bertling funded by Transportation Trust Fund
Full reconstruction, New Curb and Gutter, Drainage Improvements, and Sidewalks, Streetlights
 Expanded stormwater and a replacement sewer system is included in the project.

Annual Transportation Trust Fund Repairs 2023-2024
Funded by the 2020 TTF renewal, construction will be completed in 2024.

  • Perryville Rd. (Cape Rock - Sherwood) (Ongoing as of June 2024)
  • Completed in this series
    • Clark Avenue near the Library and Senior Center
    • Luce St.  (Sunset Blvd. - Caruthers Ave.)
    • Bessie St.  (West End Blvd.  - Dead End) (Some sidewalk remains)
    • ElFrink St.  (Butler St. - Cul-De-Sac)
    • Elm St.   (Ranney Ave. - Sprigg St.)
    • Kingsway Dr. (Peach Tree St. – Kingshighway)
    • Abbey Rd.  (Lexington - Kenneth)
    • Lynnwood Hills Dr.  (Cape La Croix Rd. - Lynwood Baptist Private Drive)
    • Pebble Ln.  (South Lake Dr. - Dead End)
    • East Lake Dr.  (North Lake Dr. - Cul-De-Sac)

2023-24 Accelerated Street Repair Projects funded by Capital Improvement Tax Renewal

Portions of the following streets were completed this year.

  • 1805 to 1841 Lakeshore Drive
  • Lakeshore Drive at Bernice Street
  • Lacey Street through the Southeast Health campus
  • 204 to 290 Rockport Drive
  • Beavercreek Drive from N. Mount Auburn Road to 3011 Beavercreek Drive
  • 3075 to 3107 Beavercreek Drive
  • Beavercreek Drive at Arrowhead Court
  • Beavercreek Drive Cul-de-Sac
  • S. Broadview Street from Tanner Drive to Golden Street
  • 2007 to 2034 Kenneth Drive
  • Fitzgerald Drive from N. Main Street to Cape Meadows Circle
  • 516 to 1721 Cape Meadows Circle
  • Cape Meadows Circle from 524 Cape Meadows Drive to McKenna Drive
  • Cape Meadows Circle at Fitzgerald Drive intersection

Various Concrete Panel Replacements - Aug.-Sept 2023

  • 1919 Ritter
  • Near Intersection of Bertling and N. Sprigg
  • 382 Barberry
  • 203 S. Benton
  • 222 Good Hope 
  • 214 Silver Springs near Rural King
  • Blattner panel replacement near Mount Auburn
  • Panels on Mount Auburn & Independence near that intersection

Sprigg Street from William to Broadway
Street Surface Replacement, Sidewalks, Right-Turn Lane at William/Sprigg

College Street
New street from South West End Blvd. to Minnesota Ave. complete with sidewalks.

Public Works

The Public Works Department has a small crew who typically work on street repairs and pothole patching when weather allows, as well as mowing and other tasks. Renewal of the Capital Improvement Sales Tax provided an additional half million annually for contracted concrete repairs.
Pothole Patching
Photo of Asphalt Patching MachinePothole patching is especially needed after a heavy winter. Water tunnels under streets through defects caused by traffic, then freezes and expands making the pavement also expand and weaken. When the ice melts, there is sometimes a void left under the street. As traffic travels over the weakened pavement, it breaks and forms potholes. Learn more at

Community Development Department

Our Community Development Department manages the majority of street construction and repair which is funded through the Transportation Trust Fund Program. The annual Concrete and Asphalt programs are funded through TTF and are usually completed by contractors in the warmer months.

Street and Lane Closures

Construction ZoneUtility companies, contractors, government agencies, and other private entities close streets for various repairs and projects. Thank you for being mindful of the workers on site. Known and substantial closures are posted on the City’s website and social media, and sent to our weekly email subscribers and local media. 

Project Map

Many temporary or smaller repair tasks are not mapped due to frequency and volume.

Council Presentation 2021

Repair Responsibility Map

Most, but not all, streets in our city are "City streets" - some streets are owned and maintained by the state, county, special road district, or private property owners. Tap the map to explore.
Map of Responsibility

Street Condition Assessments

Project History

Major TTF Projects Since 1995

TTF map