New project begins this week between Highway 18 and the Natchez - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

New project begins this week between Highway 18 and the Natchez Trace

Map showing the bridge that crosses near McRaven Road. Source: Google Maps Map showing the bridge that crosses near McRaven Road. Source: Google Maps
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A mill and overlay project is set to begin this week on Interstate 20 between Highway 18 and the Natchez Trace.

Approximately seven miles of roadway will be renovated, including the bridge over McRaven Road.

Areas off of Interstate 20 where slides have occurred or could possibly occur will also be repaired.

The project contract was rewarded to Superior Asphalt of Byram in May at $15 million dollars through a bidding process.

Temporary lane closures will occur at times in the area from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The speed limit will also be reduced from 70 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour.

The project is expected to be completed by September 2015.

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