It took nearly 60 years, but now the deadly "S" curve in Laurel is about to undergo a makeover.
City and state officials along with community leaders turned out today for a special groundbreaking ceremony. The project will provide the reconstruction and realignment of Interstate 59 in Laurel. The S-curve will be eliminated and the bridge will be widened with new vertical alignments.
MDOT South District Commissioner Wayne Brown says the project has been a team effort that's well past due.
"This project will realign Interstate 59 it will be a safer highway," says Brown, "it will be a quicker highway, it's going to be quite an assets to Laurel and South Mississippi and to all the motorist that use Interstate 59."