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New Traffic Signal Coming in Lee County

JACKSON, MISS. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists of a traffic change in Lee County.

On Tuesday, February 12, at 9 a.m., a newly installed traffic signal at the intersection of south Gloster Street and Shell Street will be in permanent operation. The new traffic signal at this intersection are being installed as part of the new State Route 6 construction project that intersects Gloster Street where the old Barber Milk building was located. Traffic to and from Green Street, which currently intersects Gloster Street at this same location, will now access between Green and Gloster Streets via Shell Street.

Motorists are asked to use caution while driving through the area and to pay close attention to the new traffic signal beginning on Tuesday.

“The new signal will greatly improve safety for all those traveling in this area,” Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said. “Motorists are reminded that work will continue on the project, and are asked to remain aware of the traffic signs and barriers.”

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