By Press Release
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform the public of a newly constructed Highway 30 bypass route in Prentiss County.
The Highway 30 bypass around the City of Booneville will open for travel at approximately 12 p.m. on Monday, September 26.
The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass of the City of Booneville. The bypass begins at a new interchange on U.S. 45 south of Booneville and continues east on a new location to the connection of existing Highway 30 east of the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 364.
The new roadway consists of a four-lane section between U.S. 45 and Highway 145 and a two-lane section from Highway 145 to the connection of existing Highway 30. The access for the road is Type 1, limited access, from U.S. 45 to Highway 145 and a Type 2B access through the remaining project, where access is permitted at crossovers and at-grade crossings of county roads. There are interchanges at U.S. 45, Highway 145, and Highway 4. The intersection of Highway 364 and remaining county road crossings are at-grade crossings.
MDOT advises motorists to be aware of workers on the shoulder of the road during the opening process.