Hub City motorists will now face a detour at the intersection of Hardy Street and Hwy 49.
During the reconstruction, which will last about eight days, travelers going east and west on Hardy Street will be detoured to alternate routes. Traffic on Hwy 49 going north and south will be reduced to a single lane.
Hattiesburg's Public Services Director Bennie Sellers said crews are replacing asphalt at the intersection with a high-strength concrete. Sellers said the new concrete will be extremely durable.