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Overnight roadwork on I-20/I-55 to begin next week in Hinds and Rankin County

Overnight roadwork on I-20/I-55 to begin next week in Hinds and Rankin County

WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). WHAT: Temporary overnight lane closures. WHEN: The work will take place overnight from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. It will begin the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2023, and last through May 2024. WHERE: I-20 from McRaven Rd. in Hinds County to Pearson Rd. in Rankin County, and I-55 from McDowell Rd. to the Pearl River north of I-20. View a map of the project limits HERE. WHY: The purpose of the work is to remove the existing damaged surface in preparation for a more extensive project that will take place at a later date. This project includes milling off the top layer of asphalt to provide a smoother riding surface. New transitions will be milled and paved along bridges and ramps throughout the project. HOW: Primary work that will take place is the removal of open-graded friction course (OGFC). In addition to the OGFC removal, crews will:

  • Perform punchouts and base repairs throughout the project limits.

  • Repair the Gallatin St. ramp to I-20 westbound.

  • Remove the existing surface lifts.

  • Remove and repave ramp and bridge transitions throughout the project.

  • Remove and repave I-20 from SR 468/Pearson Rd. to the Childre Rd. overpass where the concrete section begins.

Drivers are advised to slow down, be on high alert for roadside crews and posted signage, and anticipate a moderate traffic impact during the overnight lane closures. The public can stay updated on this work throughout the extended project by downloading the MDOT Traffic mobile app, visiting, and following @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.



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