Lakeland Drive expansion is on track - - Jackson, MS

Lakeland Drive expansion is on track

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Lakeland Drive expansion project has been underway for about four months now and the big transformation is slowly starting to take shape.  

As you're driving on Lakeland Drive you'll notice most of the work happening in the medians. To help traffic run as smoothly as possible drivers were shifted to the outside lanes so crews can work on adding lanes towards the center of the road. 

"They're working on the expansion on the inside this time, so they've shifted traffic to the outside. They've kind of built up on the shoulder, so they've expanded those lanes out to the sides to make space so they can work in the median without making lane closures," says MDOT Public Information Officer Morgan Miller.

After construction, Lakeland Drive between Grants Ferry Road and Airport Road will be six lanes. Construction is expected to end next Fall.

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