MDOT release updates on September projects around Pearl River County
Published 7:00 am Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Mississippi Department of Transportation released a project update for September, four of those projects are located in Pearl River County.
Soon, Huey P. Stockstill, LLC will resurface six miles of Highway 26 from White Sand Bridge eastward. The $1.1 million project should be completed by November of this year. No widening or other construction work will take place in this project, Michael Flood, MDOT public information officer, said.
“We anticipate minimal traffic impact with this work. There will be intermittent lane closures with flaggers directing traffic and the roadway will still be passable during work times,” Flood said.
Another project on a separate section of Highway 26 will also begin soon. Crews will resurface three miles between Interstate 59 and Route 53. According to an MDOT press release, the $647,400 project was awarded to Warren Paving, Inc., which should be completed by November of this year.
In August, Huey P. Stockstill, LLC began working on another resurfacing project on Highway 43 North that will cost approximately $2.3 million. The section of this project stretches eight miles from the Hancock County line on Highway 43 to Interstate 59. October is the expected deadline for this project.
The three projects are simultaneously under construction because conditions and age of the asphalt made them a high priority.
The MDOT release states that $400,000 in Transportation Alternatives Program funding was awarded to the city of Picayune for “enhancement of the existing hospital site on Goodyear Boulevard.” The project involves updating items like sidewalks, benches, lighting and much more.
“There will also be a bathroom constructed along with an elevated platform that can be utilized as a stage,” Flood said.
This project is taking place at the city’s newest park, Crosby Commons. The project is still out for bids, but once it is awarded, Flood estimates the construction should take 6-8 months.