Contractor: I-59 S-curve project going well

The $27 million dollar project to straighten the deadly S-curve in Laurel is right on schedule, officials say.

Several roads are closed and traffic rerouted but in a few years the stretch of Interstate 59 that has claimed many lives will soon be straighter and safer.

The project is 34 percent complete and coming along well, says construction supervisor Eddie Boyer of Tanner Construction, the road builder.

Boyer says motorists should use caution when in the area.

"Be mindful this is a construction site and we are trying to everything we can to protect the traveling public, but if they go around any of our signs something is bound to happen."

Officials say as long as weather permits, the project will be completed in 2009.