Route 3 Route 3 South of Route 146 is Open By Brad Palmer • Jul 29, 2019 Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio The Illinois Department of Transportation says Route 3 south of Route 146 to Gale re-opened during the noon hour on Monday. This comes after I-DOT re-opened Route 3 near McClure and Route 146 to East Cape Girardeau on Friday.This stretch of highway had been closed for over a month due to high water. Access to Cape Girardeau Bridge to Re-open on Friday By Brad Palmer • Jul 25, 2019 File It's now official... traveling from southern Illinois to Cape Girardeau and vice versa is about to get much more convenient. Illinois Route 3 to Chester is Open Again By Brad Palmer • Jul 9, 2019 Here's another sign floodwaters in the region are continuing to recede. The Illinois Department of Transportation Tuesday re-opened Route 3 between Highway 151 and Chester. High Water Not Letting Up in Alexander County By Brad Palmer • Jun 21, 2019 IDOT Even though the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau is falling, water on the Illinois side continues to rise. The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed Route 3 from McClure south and Highway 146 in East Cape Girardeau.