- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - An 18-month road project in south Mississippi will improve sight lines on U.S. Highway 49 between Hattiesburg and Camp Shelby’s south gate entrance.

The $11.5 million project will widen the shoulders along about 3-1/2 miles of road.

Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King says the work also will affect median crossovers, with some being shut down. Others will be redesigned to improve safety and drainage.

King says the project is expected to be completed by summer 2016.

King tells the Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1DODO1Y ) that in a few months, southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane while crews work on a redesign of a crossover to improve sight lines.

He says later in the project signal improvements will be installed at an intersection on U.S. 49.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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