Thanks to a string of days suitable for construction, progress is evident on Hannibal’s newest hotel that’s being built off of Shinn Lane.

Construction of Hannibal’s new Holiday Inn Express continues to make progress. A team of workers was busy at the site on Monday morning.

The facility that will feature 83 rooms is located off of Shinn Lane.

When the project was initially announced last year the tentative date for opening was listed as March of 2018. During the September meeting of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council it was reported that the anticipated opening date for the hotel will be in mid April in 2018.

Because a planned roundabout project is being rebid by the city, an access issue to the hotel loomed. That problem has been eliminated by an adjacent business which will allow use of its property to reach the hotel.

Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .