Interstate resurfacing to cause lane closures

Interstate resurfacing to cause lane closures

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A heads up for drivers on Interstate 10. Watch for lane closures over the next several months through a section of interstate in Harrison County.

Starting Sunday night, MDOT will be resurfacing a five-mile stretch of the interstate from around Woolmarket to D'Iberville. The $11 million project will close down at least one lane per direction from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday each week.

According to project engineer Chuck Starita, the stretch will be resurfaced with a material called open-graded friction course.

"We started using this on the interstates. It's a great product. It allows for better drainage. Visibility during rain is much better. For the local residents and businesses around, the sound is much lower. It's just a much better product," said Starita.

The project is scheduled to be completed by November. To keep up with this project, click here: http://mdottraffic.com/landing.aspx.

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