MDOT to make I-110 highrise repairs Wednesday night

From the Mississippi Department of Transportation:

JACKSON, Miss., Tuesday, March 14, 2006—According to Transportation Commission Chairman Wayne Brown, motorists traveling the I-110 Bridge should be aware of bridge repairs beginning Wednesday night, March 15th through Thursday, March 16th.

MDOT officials will begin repair work on the I-110 Bridge on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Crews will start working on Wednesday night and will close the northbound lane and southbound lane of traffic in each direction. One lane of traffic will be open to the public at all times. The purpose of the repairs is to replace four floor beams that were damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

Lane closures will begin on Wednesday and Thursday night at 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. the following morning. Night work is being done to minimize the impact on the traveling public.

“To increase the efficiency and safety of our highway system, repairs and maintenance is necessary,” said Transportation Commission Chairman Wayne Brown. “Maintaining the safety of our infrastructure is another added safety measure for the community as well as the traveling public.”

For more information, please contact MDOT External Affairs Division at (601) 359-7017. Also, check the MDOT web site at for traffic alerts and other helpful information.