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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.

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It's now official... traveling from southern Illinois to Cape Girardeau and vice versa is about to get much more convenient.

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.

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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.