Upcoming traffic switch on U.S. Highway 45 in Lowndes and Noxubee County

By Press Release

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorist of an upcoming traffic switch on U.S. Highway 45 in Lowndes and Noxubee County.

On February 6, at 8 a.m., MDOT will switch traffic from the existing U.S. Highway 45 south to the newly paved lanes, weather permitting. This four-lane project is located between Brooksville and Carson Road, and the new lanes will serve as the southbound lanes for the four-lane once the project is complete.

This $17,977,057.80 project was awarded to Phillips Contracting Company, Inc. of Columbus, MS. The project had a letting date of January 25, 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in March of 2014.

For the most up-to-date information in your area, please visit www.MDOTtraffic.com and sign up for your traffic alerts. Also, visit http://www.MDOTtraffic.com/mobile to get the latest traffic information from MDOTtraffic.com on your mobile device. MDOT advises the public to pull off the road to a safe location if you need to check the MDOTtraffic.com website while driving. MDOT’s number one concern is the safety of the traveling public.