I-55 ramps closing temporarily - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

I-55 ramps closing temporarily

Sources: WLBT Sources: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Starting tonight drivers can expect to see some additional changes along I-55. Officials with MDOT are preparing to temporarily close three northbound ramps.

They include the exit ramp to McDowell Road, the entrance ramp from Elton Road and the Daniel Lake Boulevard entrance onto the interstate. Crews are re-constructing the three ramps. It's all apart of ongoing construction to expand this section of I-55 to six lanes.
 
"What we're going to do is tear all the asphalt up," said MDOT official Kenny Foote. "We're going to re-do the entire ramp and lane area to match up with the new lanes we're paving for the I-55 project."

The ramps are expected to re-open in April 2015. In the meantime officials with MDOT say drivers can use the Frontage Road. Also, the Savannah Road exit ramp is back open which should help with the other closures.


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