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Work on Hwy. 84, Auburn Drive nearing end

An approximately $2.9 million project to improve the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 84 and Auburn Road is underway in Lincoln County.

“A number of wrecks have occurred in this area, and we discovered the location of the current intersection was a contributing factor,” said Melinda McGrath, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. “This project is geared towards improving motorist safety and decreasing accidents.”

Signal poles, traffic signal heads and a turning lane have been added. The north half of Auburn Drive is complete, and the south half of Auburn Drive and the intersection of Dead End Road and Auburn Drive is now being constructed.

This project was awarded to Midway Construction Inc. of Roxie.

Work began in March and is expected to wrap up early winter, she said.

Overlay projects nearing completion

Dickerson and Bowen Inc. has been working on a $13.5 million overlay project on Hwy. 84 which starts at Bogue Chitto exit on I-55 and stretches 9 miles to the Bogue Chitto River.

Work began May of 2018 and is expected to be completed in late fall. All that is left to do is striping and final mowing, she said.