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Lane Closure to Impact Lee County traffic

LEE COUNTY, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to announce an upcoming lane closure on Highway 45 in Lee County.

On Tuesday, January 8, at 8 a.m., MDOT will close the northbound and southbound inside, left lanes of Highway 45 to begin work on a new cable barrier in the median. The barrier will be installed along a 3.5 mile stretch of Highway 45 from the Eason Boulevard interchange to the Verona exit. There will be subsequent closures of the inside lanes from Eason Boulevard to Main Street and then to McCullough Boulevard as each section’s grade work is completed.

This is the first section of a larger 20 mile cable barrier project that was awarded to Simmons Erosion Control of Lake, MS at the cost of $3,439,494.29.

This lane closure will be in place for approximately six (6) weeks, weather permitting.

MDOT regrets any inconveniences this closure may cause and encourages motorists to exercise extreme caution when traveling through the work zone.

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.