Friday, May 25, 2012

MDOT Update On I-20

JACKSON, MISS., Friday, May 25, 2012--- The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to update motorists on a temporary lane closure in Rankin County.

The right lane of I-20 eastbound, just past the Pearson Road Exit (Exit 48), has been closed for cleanup of an 18-wheeler accident that occurred earlier this morning.

Prior to the evening rush hour traffic, crews will open all lanes of I-20. MDOT crews have postponed the recovery of the 18-wheeler and will not shut down the interstate today.

There will be temporary closures on I-20 tomorrow, May 26 to allow crews to remove the 18-wheeler.

MDOT will keep motorists posted on road conditions as information becomes available. Motorists are encouraged to take an alternate route and expect delays when traveling in this area while crews work on the cleanup of this accident.

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MDOT advises the public to pull off the road to a safe location if you need to check the website while driving. MDOT’s number one concern is the safety of the traveling public.

The Rez News
Barnett Reservoir

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