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New SeMo Federal Courthouse Could Open in June

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - After several days, the new $62 million federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau could open in early June.

Officials are still evaluating roof and interior repairs made after heavy rains in March.  An official announcement isn't expected for a week or so.

The repairs were the latest in several delays for the project that began with the first contract awarded in 2003.  Among the problems have been inadequate engineering evaluations and the need for $2 million in repairs to issues discovered about a year ago when officials thought the building was finally ready.

Agencies assigned to the building are expected to start moving in next month.

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