• State Route 245 at Tubbalubba Creek reopens for traffic in Lee County

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has reopened a section of State Route 245 in Lee County as the Tubbalubba Bridge project nears completion.

    Traffic can resume use of State Route 245 between County Road 130 and County Road 54. Motorists should remain vigilant for highway workers who may be present at the site through October finishing work along the shoulder.

    “The old Tubbalubba Creek Bridge outlived its design life,” said Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District. “As part of MDOT’s scheduled maintenance, the bridge was replaced. The new bridge will have a design life of 75 years and will increase commerce and mobility in the area.”

    The old timber pile bridge, located about two miles south of Shannon, was built in 1934 and had posted weight restrictions. Inspections revealed decaying piles and section loss in the steel girders.

    The $2.4 million replacement project was awarded in May to Joe McGee Construction, of Lake.

    Work zones present new traffic patterns and configurations that may be unfamiliar to motorists. For information about how to navigate highway work zones safely, visit GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

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

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