MODOT held a ribbon cutting in Scott County Tuesday morning as near the end of a two year project on I-55. In June 2010 they began to work on extending the outer road from Route K to Route AB near Scott City and a new bridge was constructed over Ramsey Creek. The was awarded to R.L. Persons Construction Inc out of Poplar Bluff for 4 point 3 million dollars. MoDOT Southeast District Spokesman Eric Krapf tells KZIM-KSIM weather slowed them down in 2011. They do plan to have the work completely done in the next week and open to traffic. The new road provides an I-55 entrance closer to residents who use Route K and AB.
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