Posted today by Central MS Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall:
The Mississippi Department of Transportation began reconstructing the Gluckstadt Road Interchange in Madison County by installing construction signage today.
The median barrier work will begin tonight. Crews will then mill and overlay one southbound lane of I-55 on Tuesday, September 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. and the other southbound lane on Wednesday, September 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. The same work will be done to one northbound lane on Thursday night and to the other northbound lane on Friday night from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. There will be lane shifts in the construction zone as each individual lane of I-55 is decreased to 11 ft. in width.
“We look forward to utilizing this roadway to further improve the safety of motorists throughout the area,” Hall said. “We would like to urge motorists to take extra precaution, slow down and watch out for workers on the roadway while driving through this work zone.”
Crews will also begin placing temporary concrete median barriers and clearing the sides of the interstate this week. There are six different phases of construction and the project is anticipated to be complete by July 2015.