MDOT suspending work during holiday period

MDOT will suspend some highway and interstate work this holiday season.

Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:33 AM
Updated: Dec 21, 2017 12:47 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will suspend all interstate and four-lane highway work in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

Crews will halt all road construction requiring lane closures beginning today, December 21 at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, December 26 at 6 a.m.

Crews will also halt work on Friday, December 29 at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, January 2 at 6 a.m.

“This will provide maximum travel capacity and minimal construction delays to motorists traveling throughout the state during the holiday,” stated MDOT.

MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath says some lane closures will remain in place.

“These lane closures are there to protect motorists, and MDOT urges drivers to treat these areas as active work zones,” she said.

Motorists are urged to pay attention to work zones. They should slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones and always avoid distracted driving.

MDOT’s Traffic Management Center (TMC) will continue to use advanced equipment to observe highway traffic and ensure safety during this period.

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