Construction begins on West Fourth Street in Hattiesburg

Work will begin this week on the much-anticipated West Fourth Street road improvement project.

Phase one of the project calls for adding a center turn lane from I-59 to Weathersby Road, installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Westover Drive and West Fourth Street, and relocating West Hill Drive to end at a new traffic signal.

During the process, portions of West Fourth Street will be closed, and motorists will be detoured around the construction.