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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

Greenville Bypass
Greenville Bypass
U.S. 61 intersection improvements
U.S. 61 intersection improvements
State Route 27 bridge replacement
State Route 27 bridge replacement
State Route 18 bridge replacement
State Route 18 bridge replacement
YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects — some of which were recently completed or nearing completion — are a major investment into our infrastructure system that will make Mississippi a safer place to live and work,” Simmons said. “These projects will greatly improve safety and efficiency throughout the western part of our state.”

Greenville Bypass Construction Continues

Crews are making headway on the construction of approximately nine miles of four-lane highway known as the U.S. 82 Greenville Bypass from State Route 1 to Leland. Work began on the major construction project last year.

Six box culverts have been constructed with work on two others underway. Crews are now preparing to pour deck on the Kuhn Road bridge, driving piles for the Old U.S. 61 bridge, pouring columns for a Black Bayou bridge, and paving the mainline from Kuhn Road to Old U.S. 61.

“Once complete, the Greenville Bypass will greatly alleviate traffic congestion, increase safe driving conditions, and enhance business and economic opportunities in Greenville, Leland, and surrounding areas,” Simmons said. “It is exciting to see such progress on this massive construction project in Washington County. I consider this project one of the greatest in many years in the Mississippi Delta and look forward to seeing it through.”

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The $137 million contract was awarded to Eutaw Construction of Madison. Work is on track to be completed fall 2025. 

I-20 Frontage Road Extension Project Complete in Vicksburg

Crews recently completed a capacity project in Vicksburg that will improve safety and mobility in the area. The project called for the construction of the I-20 south frontage road extension to U.S. 80 in Warren County.

“The project also included repairs to five bridges within the Vicksburg city limits, further preserving infrastructure in western Mississippi,” Simmons said.

The $17.3 million contract was awarded to T.L. Wallace Construction, Inc. of Columbia.

Mill and Overlay on I-55 in Holmes County
A mill and overlay of 22 miles of I-55 from half a mile north of State Route 17 to the Carroll County line continues in Holmes County. In addition to the mill and overlay, trees are also being cleared within 50 feet of the travel lane. Crews continue clearing efforts and repairing failed areas on ramps throughout the project.

The $39 million project was awarded to APAC-Mississippi of Jackson. Work is estimated to be completed by spring 2024.

U.S. 61 Intersection Improvements Near Completion in Jefferson County
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A project that provides improvements to the intersection of U.S. 61 and State Route 553 in Jefferson County is wrapping up. Most work is complete as the contractor awaits permanent signage to install.

The $2.7 million project was awarded to G. Rayborn Contracting of Natchez. Remaining work will wrap up by the spring.

State Route 27 Bridge Replacement in Warren County

A project to replace a bridge on State Route 27 over the Big Black River in Warren County is making headway. Clearing operations are complete, and borrow material is being hauled in to construct the new alignment. Drilled shafts are being constructed on the south end of the bridge. Crews are beginning to pour caps on the north side of the Big Black River.

The $19 million contract was awarded to Key, LLC of Madison. Work is estimated to be completed this fall.

State Route 18 Bridge Replacement in Copiah County
A bridge replacement project on State Route 18 between the Claiborne and Hinds County lines is underway in Copiah County. Box culverts are currently being constructed along with the detour.

The $4.9 million contract was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company of Lake. Work is anticipated to be completed by spring 2024. 

State Route 27 Bridge Replacement in Hinds County
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Another bridge replacement project on SR 27 is underway over Maxie Creek in Hinds County. Traffic has been moved onto the detour bridge. Crews are currently driving piles for the new bridge.

The $5.6 million contract was awarded to Key, LLC. The project is expected to wrap up this fall.

Interstate 55 Overlay Continues in Copiah County

A mill and overlay of 11 miles of I-55 from the Lincoln County line to Hazlehurst is progressing in Copiah County. All clearing operations along the interstate are complete. Crews have completed half of the mainline paving.

The $16.1 million contract was awarded to W.E. Blain & Sons of Mount Olive. Remaining work is on track to be completed summer 2023.

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