• State Route 178 project set to begin in Itawamba County

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation is set to begin a project to replace multiple bridges along State Route 178 in Itawamba County.

    “This project will replace eight bridges on State Route 178 between State Route 25 and the Alabama state line,” said MDOT District 1 Engineer Mark Holley.

    On Tuesday, February 28, crews will begin construction of detour roads and bridges at Gum Creek, Johns Creek at McFadden Road and Johns Creek at Howell Road.

    State Route 178 will be closed to traffic east of Patton Flat Road from approximately March 10 until November 20 while bridges over Hickory Creek and Bull Mountain Creek are replaced. A signed detour route will be in place while construction takes place on this portion of State Route 178.

    “Safety is MDOT’s top priority,” said Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert. “These bridges have been on MDOT’s deficient bridge list, and have become a safety concern for the traveling public. This project will increase safety and mobility throughout the region.”

    MDOT expects this project to be complete in early summer 2019.

    Work zones present unfamiliar and confusing traffic patterns. To learn how to navigate highway work zones safely, visit GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

    For more information about this project, and other MDOT projects, visit MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app, call Mississippi 511 or like and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

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