MDOT to begin Interstate 59 safety enhancement project in Forrest County this week

MDOT to begin Interstate 59 safety enhancement project in Forrest County this week

HATTIESBURG, MS - This is a news release from MDOT

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is scheduled to begin a safety enhancement project along Interstate 59 at the Highway 49 interchange beginning this week.

The project was awarded to the Truesdale Corporation out of Tempe, AZ for $268,268.

Beginning late Wednesday night (July 1) crews will close the loop from I-59 northbound to Hwy 49 northbound near the Hattiesburg Convention Center.  Work will is scheduled to be completed by mid-day Thursday (July 2).

After this preliminary work, the project will resume in 30 days, and crews will begin work to install a high friction surface treatment to the roadway loops. The roadway treatment is designed to enhance traction as vehicles maneuver the interchange.

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