Hattiesburg I-59 overpass repair project nears completion

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is nearing completion of a repair project involving damage that was caused when a semi-trailer carrying a tractor collided with the Interstate 59 overpass bridge over U.S. Highway 49 (near Exit 67) in Hattiesburg July 14th.

The $167,000 repair project was awarded to Key, LLC of Madison, MS.  Crews replaced a 12 x 9 ft. portion of the bridge and outside railing, along with reinforcements.

Work on the project is expected to be completed by Tuesday, August 26, which will signal the opening of all closed lanes along the bridge.