- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The final stretch of Highway 45 being transformed to four-lanes in Lowndes County will open Thursday.

WTVA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1UnWVIM ) the Mississippi Department of Transportation says it will open the stretch from Carson Road to four miles south of Highway 82 around 9 a.m.

Crews will still be on the highway for the next few weeks to complete the project.

Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert says the opening is a big step in increasing safety and mobility through the region.

When the stretch opens, Highway 45 will be four-laned from the Tennessee state line to the Alabama state line.



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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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