Demo starts for Lake Harbor extension - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Demo starts for Lake Harbor extension

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A large warehouse is being torn down to make way for the Lake Harbor drive extension project, a connecting road that will go from Highway 51 to the Highland Colony Parkway.

Large machinery has been on the site working to remove the building for over a week now.

The four lane divided highway will also include a pedestrian trail.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee said, "Much better access as far as movement of traffic not only to the west side of town but also to this side of town and that's going to help people get to the mall for shopping."

The road will include a bridge over interstate 55, and a grade crossing over the railroad.   

"We'll be awaiting approval from the railroad on the final approval of a box culvert that is going to go under the railroad as well as final approval from MDOT on final plans because we are using federal funds once that's done hopefully by summertime we'll have approval to bid the project," said Mayor McGee.

Ridgeland officials say they hope to begin dirt work by late summer.

In all, it should take about 18 months to complete the project.

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