State Road 79 traffic shift

Published: May. 4, 2020 at 2:23 PM CDT
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State Road (S.R.) 79 traffic will be transitioned to the newly constructed northbound roadway from Fanning Branch Road to Dawkins Street in Washington County beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, May 8. The transition allows crews to work on the reconstruction of the southbound travel lanes. Advance warning message boards and additional signage will assist in directing traffic through the area.

This work is part of a construction project to four-lane 20 miles of S.R. 79 from Mill Branch Bridge in Washington County to south of I-10 in Holmes County.

All planned construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to pay attention to the posted speed limit of 45 mph when traveling through the construction area and watch for construction equipment entering and exiting the roadway. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present.

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