The Mississippi Department of Transportation completed repairs early on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20, reopening a section of highway Wednesday that had been closed since Friday, Oct. 18.
“We finished it about 26 hours early,” Michael Flood with MDOT told WJTV. “We opened it at about 3:30 a.m. That was a full day in advance.
The piece of I-20 affected is west of the city of Jackson over Lynch Creek. The section was originally scheduled to reopen this morning.
Tomorrow, crews begin working on the westbound lanes of the same section. Those lanes will be shut down starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, and will remain closed until Thursday, Oct. 31, at 6 a.m.
Traffic through the area will once again be diverted to alternate routes as MDOT completes the repairs, which are expected to provide another 40 to 50 years of life to the roadway.
Allow extra time if your commute or travels include this area of I-20 or plan an alternative route.