Construction to close some Jones County roadways

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation is announcing the following traffic advisory as part of a Jones County intersection improvement project.

This $3.1 million project, awarded to Tanner Construction Company, involves adding an exclusive right turn lane from Congress Street south to the Interstate 59 southbound on-ramp. Traffic signals are being upgraded to mast arm supports at the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 84.

Depending on good weather conditions, crews plan to close the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 84 in Laurel beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27 at 6:00 a.m.  The road closure will allow crews replace the roadway surface at the intersection.

The following detours will be established for area motorists:

  • For traffic traveling southbound on Highway 15 the detouring traffic will go east on 6th Street then south on 14th Avenue then west on 3rd Street then south on Highway 15.
  • For traffic traveling northbound on Highway 15 the detouring traffic will go east on 1st Street then north on 13th Avenue then west on 12th Street then north on Highway 15.
  • Highway 84 east and westbound traffic will use Hillcrest Drive and Interstate 59 for a detour route.

Along with signal improvements, crews will also resurface the project area and widen roadway turn lanes. The project is scheduled for completion in this fall.