Mississippians planning to use Interstate 55 to attend the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis or the Ole Miss game in Oxford might want to take a detour.
This weekend, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is expecting the closure of several parts of I-55 southbound in Panola County, specifically from the Batesville exit to the Pope Courtland exit.
REMINDER: Interstate 55 southbound from the Batesville Exit (243) to the Pope Courtland Exit (237) in Panola County will be CLOSED starting tonight (Friday, Sept. 9) at 7 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 a.m. for a bridge repair.
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— MDOT (@MississippiDOT) September 9, 2022
Anyone traveling from south of Batesville, MS to Oxford, MS will need to detour to Hwy 6 / Coffeeville. Detour signs will be at Exit 243. Drivers can travel east on U.S. 278 to State Route 315, to State Route 7, back to I-55 Coffeeville, Exit 211.
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— Ole Miss Athletics (@OleMissSports) September 7, 2022
Traffic heading through the area will be redirected to travel east on U.S. 278 to State Route 315, then to State Route 7, and ending at I-55 Coffeeville, exit 211.
Repairs on the bridge will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, and last through 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12.
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