Mississippi highway to close Sunday morning

Published 8:21 pm Saturday, June 10, 2023

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued an alert to let drivers know an interstate highway will close Sunday morning.

All lanes in both directions of I-59 will be impacted as Mississippi Power completes utility work near the South 13th Avenue overpass in Laurel. The work will impact the interstate between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

“Traffic will be stopped in 15-minute intervals while crews place power lines across I-59,” and MDOT statement reads. “Motorists should follow law enforcement instructions and may seek an alternate route during the closure period due to expected delays.”

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An alternative route along U. S. Highway 11 through Laurel and Ellisville bypasses the portion of the I-59 being impacted.

Motorists are reminded to be on high alert for roadside workers.

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