The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be repairing a bridge deck on I-20 in the next few months, requiring separate closures of both eastbound and westbound traffic lanes. The project will involve hydro-demolition of the bridge deck to provide a new concrete surface for motorists.
Michael Flood, MDOT Public Information Officer, said “the project will be awarded at the August 13 Commission Meeting, and closure dates for I-20 will be decided by the contractor.”
During the eastbound Interstate closure, I-20 will be closed between Ellis Avenue and US Hwy 51 (State Street). Truck traffic will be rerouted along I-220, I-55, and I-20 during the closure of I-20. Passenger cars and light trucks will be rerouted along Ellis Avenue, US Hwy 80, and US Hwy 51 (State Street).
During the westbound Interstate closure, I-20 will be closed between Terry Road and Ellis Avenue. Truck traffic will be rerouted along I-55, I-220, and I-20 during the closure. Passenger cars and light trucks will be rerouted along Terry Road, US Hwy 80, and Ellis Avenue.
The dates and times of the closures will be released by MDOT as soon as available. For more information, visit www.MDOTTraffic.com.