Gandy Parkway to partially open soon

MDOT officials say a portion of the Evelyn Gandy Parkway should be open this month.

Phase One of the parkway, which will connect Highway 11 to Interstate 59, is almost complete. But Phase Two, which will link Petal to Highway 11, will not likely be finished until Christmas.

MDOT project managers were hoping both phases would be finished five months ago, and are now fining contractors Tanner Construction and Dunn Roadbuilders more than $650 a day each.