MDOT to open a portion of the diverging diamond interchange

MDOT to open a portion of the diverging diamond interchange

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

As the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues progress on the multimillion dollar economically driven infrastructure project at the I-10/I-110 Interchange, more phases of construction will be implemented in the coming weeks.

On Tuesday, June 2, construction of the Galleria Parkway Overpass (Formerly D'Iberville Blvd. Bridge) will be complete and the new Diverging Diamond Interchange at this location will officially open to traffic.

Work began in July 2013 on the I-10 and I-110 interchange improvement project in Harrison County. Phase one of the project includes the construction of new interchanges at D'Iberville Boulevard and Lamey Bridge Road, the realignment of the I-110/I-10 loops, and the installation of auxiliary traffic lanes to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for motorists entering and exiting the interstate.

Work is being conducted on the north side of I-10 in the vicinity of the new Lamey Bridge off-ramp. As a result of this work, a slight change to traffic patterns will be in place for motorists travelling I-10 West to I-110 South. For approximately 30 days, I-10 Westbound traffic accessing I-110 South will now exit approximately 1000 ft. past the original exit onto a temporary ramp. Message boards are in place to direct traffic to this temporary ramp.

New asphalt is currently being installed on the I-10 throughout the project. This special type of asphalt is designed to be safer by eliminating pooling of rain water on the roadway during storm events.

Phase I of the project was awarded to Gulf Equipment Corporation of Theodore, Alabama for $29.7 million. Work is scheduled for completion by fall of 2015.

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