BYRAM, MS (WLBT) - Motorists traveling south of Jackson on I-55 should expect delays in the coming months. Construction work began at the Byram exit on I-55 south Tuesday evening.
The work zone extends about a mile north to the Elton Road exit.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is extending the two lanes at the exit ramp to get the heavy traffic there off the interstate.
While that work is underway, the right hand lane of I-55 will be closed from south of Elton Road, all the way to Byram. MDOT will also be constructing another lane for commuters heading west on Siwell Road off the interstate.
They're warning motorists that traffic will be backed up and to take an alternate route. The completion date for this project is November 30th.
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