The proposed project is needed to:
• Increase traffic capacity
• Improve sight distances
• Lengthen interchange entrance and exit ramps
• Increase vertical clearances at problem bridge crossings
• Address unsatisfactory traffic weaving sections
Three alternatives are being presented for your input at today's hearing. The alternatives are a No Build Alternative A, which would do nothing and does not meet the purpose and need of the study, and Build Alternatives B and C.
The build alternatives have similar concepts for reconstructing the mainline interstate, interchanges, and frontage roads. Both build alternatives require reconstructing the frontage roads and widening them to three lanes.
For Alternative B, frontage roads that functioned as the interstate detour will remain in one-way operation after the completed mainline interstate lanes are opened to traffic. For Alternative C, the frontage roads will be placed back in two-way operation.
|Mississippi Department of Transportation
Kim Thurman, Director
P. O. Box 1850
Jackson, MS 39215-1850