Road construction ongoing in region's counties

By NEMS Daily Journal

Motorists need to prepare for two construction projects in Northeast Mississippi – one along U.S. Highway 78 in Union, Pontotoc, Lee and Itawamba counties and another along U.S. Highway 82 in Oktibbeha and Lowndes counties.
This Mississippi Department of Transportation project is associated with the Highway Safety Improvement Project and consists of installing cable barrier safety devices along those routes. The project should be completed by October.
The devices should improve the safety of motorists traveling on these routes. The barrier technology used is a tension wire safety device mounted on weak posts used to prevent out-of-control vehicles from crossing the median and directly impacting opposing traffic.