On Monday morning, elected officials from across the state gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded U.S. Highway 49.
The 7.5-mile stretch of Highway 49 from Florence to Richland has officially been opened to six lanes after nearly five years of being under construction.
Done deal! Gov. @tatereeves and MDOT Central District Commissioner Willie Simmons cut ribbon on the Hwy 49 Reconstruction Project in Rankin County.
— MDOT (@MississippiDOT) August 8, 2022
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced back in May that the department’s goal was to have the construction complete by the end of summer 2022.