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MDOT has several projects in progress in Pearl River County. That includes a $5 million reconstruction project and roughly $1.5 million
in bridge repairs. In Picayune and Henleyfield, the reconstruction of
Highway 43 should be complete by summer 2018.
This summer, the state started repairing the bridge along Highway
26, which suffered flood damage. "Many of our bridges need to be
replaced, but we can make repairs to others in order to maximize
their lifespan," King stated. "With limited funding for bridge replacements, it is critical that we keep our bridges in good shape."
In Forrest and Lamar counties,
MDOT is milling and resurfacing
five miles along Interstate 59.
10 corridor in Jackson County. More than 100 video traffic cameras,
50 vehicle detection sensors and 10 overhead electronic message
boards were installed. All the components are connected by an
underground cable allowing MDOT to improve emergency response
times and rapidly restore communication channels during disasters.
'With limited funding,
it is critical that we
keep our bridges in
A number of infrastructure improvements are nearing completion
in the Pine Belt region. In Forrest and Lamar counties, an $8.1 million project that involves milling and resurfacing five miles along
Interstate 59, is expected to be complete by 2018.
Five bridges are being replaced along Highway 49 in Forrest County.
The $8.5 million project is scheduled for completion by summer 2018.
In Hattiesburg, $10 million worth of roadway enhancements are
nearing completion on Highway 49, from Highway 98 to Camp Shelby.
This fall, the resurfacing of Highway 184 from Highway 63 to
Highway 45 in Waynesboro, should be complete. The resurfacing of
Highway 84 in Wayne County was completed this summer.
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