JACKSON, Miss.--If you're traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday you'll want to be aware of some possible traffic hazzards on Mississippi roadways. The Miss. Dept. of Transportation sent us a list of closures that could possibly present problems:
No closures to report in Districts Two, Three, Six, or Seven.
· Union County - The outside lanes on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 78 between State Route 15 and State Route 30 in New Albany will be closed.
· Madison County - No temporary lane closures will be present in the Jackson Metro Area during the Thanksgiving Holidays. However, a permanent lane closure is in place on Interstate 55 north from Old Agency Road to North of State Route 463. The interstate will be reduced to two lanes of traffic on both northbound and southbound lanes in this area. No temporary lane closures will be allowed except during an emergency.
· Madison County – There is a mill and overlay project on State Route 16 from U.S. Highway 51 to the end of the 3-lane section of road in Canton. Temporary Lane Closures will be in place until Wednesday November 21, 2012. Temporary Lane Closures will resume on Monday November 26, 2012.
· Newton County – Bridge widening project on Interstate 20. A permanent lane closure is in place at multiple locations on Interstate 20 in Newton County from Hickory to Chunky. This permanent lane closure reduces the traffic to one lane thru the construction sites. This lane closure will be in place during the holidays.
· Rankin County – The Highway 80 bridge project will require lane closures at multiple locations between Brandon and Pelahatchie during the holidays, except for Thanksgiving Day.
· Scott County – Lane closure on Highway 501 from the City of Forest to just past the Interstate 20 bridge. Temporary lanes closures will be in place during the holidays, except for Thanksgiving Day.
· Lauderdale County – There is a mill and overlay project on U.S. Highway 11 from Dunns Falls Road to Arundel Road. Temporary lane closures may be in place during the holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
“We ask that motorists drive cautiously through these work zones and obey all posted signs,” said members of the Mississippi Transportation Commission in a joint statement. “We hope that everyone arrives to their destinations safely and we ask everyone to drive responsibly while on Mississippi roadways.”