$2.8M paving project in Lincoln County to start soon

Published 10:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2022

A $2.8 million paving project on State Route 184 in Lincoln County is set to begin soon.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation project will mill and overlay two miles from Hwy. 84 to Hwy. 51 and five miles from Brookway Boulevard to Hwy. 84.

A mill and overlay project will also be carried out on Hwy. 583 from Hwy. 84 to the end of state maintenance. One mile of Hwy. 550 from Hwy. 51 to the end of state maintenance will be marked.

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The project was awarded to Dickerson & Bowen Inc., of Brookhaven, and is expected to be completed in early fall.

A Lawrence County project was also awarded to Dickerson & Bowen. The Monticello Bypass will be overlaid. The bypass is Hwy. 84 from Old Hwy. 27 east to State Route 184. Undersealing of the bridges has been completed.

The $2.6 million project is expected to be complete in early summer 2022.

“All of these projects are geared towards one main goal: improving driver safety. Safety remains MDOT’s top priority,” said Southern Transportation District Commissioner Tom King.

A third Dickerson & Bowen project is a $1 million lottery-funded overlay in Walthall County. The project overlays State Route 583 from Hwy. 98 to Sims Thornhill Road, S.R. 27 from High School Drive to S.R. 48, and S.R. 585 from S.R. 22 north one mile.

Mainline paving has been completed on S.R. 583 and S.R. 585 and driveway pads and gravel will be placed soon. The project is expected to wrap up in early summer.

Other MDOT projects completed or nearing completion include:

  • A $1.2 million project to overlay S.R. 198 in Marion County.
  • An $8.9 million project to replace two brides on S.R. 198 in Marion County.
  • A $2.3 million project to preserve a bridge on S.R. 35 in Marion County.
  • A $5.7 million project to overly part of Hwy. 61 in Adams and Wilkinson counties.
  • A $4.8 million project to overlay S.R. 13 in Simpson County.

Highway work zones are meant to protect the traveling public and highway workers on the side of the road. Highway work zones can be found throughout the state and often present unfamiliar traffic conditions. Examples of common work zones found on Mississippi highways and a complete list of tips can be found at GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

For more information on MDOT maintenance and construction projects, visit MDOTtraffic.com.