4-lane Highway 45 to open Monday in Lowndes County

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says a newly reconstructed portion of Highway 45 with four lanes will be opening Monday.

The new portion of highway has four-lanes and it will connect Shafer Chapel Road to Highway 82 near Columbus in Lowndes County.

The department says this is the final phase of a reconstruction project that included two newly constructed southbound lanes and two reconstructed northbound lanes.

The $17 million work began in July 2009. RaCon Inc. is the prime contractor.