CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday, August 18 they will hold a news conference on the Mississippi River Bridge overlook at 3:30 p.m.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced grant funding Wednesday that included $3.6 million to evaluate the most feasible alignment of I-66 between Paducah and I-55 in Missouri.
Mayor Rediger, with City Manager Scott Meyer and consultant Jeff Glenn, recently visited with Secretary LaHood in Washington, D.C. to discuss the project.
“This has been a great cooperative effort dating back to the 1980s,” said Rediger. “Enhancing this east-west corridor is so vital to enhancing the economy. We’re all looking forward to a 45 minute commute between Cape Girardeau and Paducah.”
Partners have included the states of Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky; U.S.