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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northeast Mississippi

Mill and overlay of U.S. 82 in Webster County
Mill and overlay of U.S. 82 in Webster County
U.S. 45A mill and overlay in Chickasaw and Monroe Counties
U.S. 45A mill and overlay in Chickasaw and Monroe Counties
State Route 25 and State Route 19 mill and overlay in Winston County
State Route 25 and State Route 19 mill and overlay in Winston County
TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

"We've got a long way to go before we can say that we are catching up,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District. “We have much more maintenance and repair to do. Therefore, we are constantly updating and expanding our list of needs."

“I'm pleased to see progress on these projects in northeast Mississippi,” said District 1 Engineer Matt Dunn. “This work will enhance mobility, boost safety, and positively impact economic growth and development — meaning better quality of life for Mississippians."

Lottery-Funded Paving Project
A project is nearing completion for the mill and overlay of seven miles of U.S. 82 in Webster County. Mainline paving is complete, and shoulder work is underway. The $8.7 million project was awarded to Lehman-Roberts Company of Byhalia. Work is expected to be completed in summer 2023.

Work will begin soon on five miles of State Route 9 in Union County from State Route 178 to State Route 348. The project includes base repair, mill, and overlay. The $4.1 million project was awarded to APAC-Mississippi of Jackson. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2023.

U.S. 45A Mill and Overlay in Chickasaw and Monroe Counties
A $17.4 million project in Chicksasaw and Monroe Counties on 5.5 miles of U.S. 45A is underway and includes a mill and overlay from south of State Route 8 in Monroe County to the Chickasaw County line. The contract was awarded to Falcon Contracting Company, Inc of Columbus. Work is expected to be completed fall 2023.
State Route 25 Intersection Improvement and Signal Project in Itawamba County
A $6.5 million project will soon begin on State Route 25 in Itawamba County that encompasses intersection upgrades including signal additions and enhancements and turn lanes north and south of the I-22 interchange. The contract was awarded to Cook & Sons Inc of Smithville. Work is expected to be completed spring 2024.
State Route 25 and State Route 19 Mill and Overlay in Winston County
A $17.6 million project in Winston County includes a combination of full depth reclamation and mill and overlay of State Route 25 from Attala County to 1.3 miles north of Platsburg Road and mill and overlay of State Route 19 from Neshoba County to Attala County. State Route 19 paving has been completed, and paving continues on State Route 25. The contract was awarded to Dickerson & Bowen of Brookhaven. Work is expected to be completed in summer 2023.
Safety Improvements on State Route 30 in Union and Prentiss Counties
A $4 million project encompasses 19 miles of safety improvements in Union and Prentiss counties including tree clearing, shoulder widening, rumble stripe, and sign upgrades. Also included in the project is 6.5 miles of mill and overlay in Prentiss County. Clearing, dig-outs, and scrub seal has been completed, and paving will begin soon. The project was awarded to APAC-Mississippi. Work is expected to be completed summer 2023.
Bridge Preservation Project in Winston County
A project is nearing completion for preservation work on a bridge on State Route 14 west of Louisville in Winston County. The project encompassed bearing replacement, spall repair, drain hole retrofitting, bridge end approach repair, hydro-demolition, and bridge deck overlay. The $817,000 project was awarded to Gibson & Associates of Balch Springs, Texas. Work is expected to be completed in summer 2023.
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