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November 24, 2008

MDOT: Slow down for construction crews

The Mississippi Department of Transportation says Thanksgiving travelers should be careful as work continues this week on several highway projects.

On Highway 19 in Lauderdale County between Collinsville and the Newton County Line, crews will be performing earthwork, clearing and grubbing. There will be no lane closures on this project.

Crews are working in Laurel through Wednesday to replace the S-curve bridge on Interstate 59.

Work also continues near Picayune on the I-59 fencing project on the northbound side. Crews are on site through Wednesday and again Friday and Saturday.

Crews are working through Wednesday on the traffic signal project at U.S. Highway 98 and Mississippi Highway 29 at New Augusta.

Here's a more detailed list of areas holiday travelers should be cautious about:

• S-Curve on I-59 between mile markers 95 and 97. Crews are working to replace the S-Curve Bridge.  Construction crews will work through Wednesday.  There will be no work on Thanksgiving Day. Work will resume next week.

• I-59 clearing and grubbing project. Crews will be working on I-59 between mile markers 74 and 77. Construction crews will work through Wednesday.  There will be no work on Thanksgiving Day.  Work will resume next week.

• Crews are working on the I-59 fencing project. The work is being performed on I-59 northbound between mile markers 1 and 6. Crews will work through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday. There will be no work on Thanksgiving Day.

• Traffic Signal project at Highway 98 and Highway 29. Crews will be working through Wednesday of this week.

• I-59 from Nicholson to McNeil, crews will be performing grassing and shoulder work.

•   Highway 98 from Highway 589 to Weathersby Road in Hattiesburg, crews will be performing shoulder work and working with traffic signals.

• Highway 513 and Highway 145 in Quitman, crews will work through Wednesday of this week.

• Highway 63 Bridge Replacement project in Wayne County, located south of Clara, crews will be placing crushed stone base course on the highway, beginning through Wednesday of this week. There will be no work on Thanksgiving Day.

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