MDOT crews reopen Jackson road closures

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation Monday reopened all Jackson-area roadways that were closed over the weekend in anticipation of flooding, with one exception.

Reopened roadways include the I-20 interchange at State Street (with the exception of the on-ramp to I-20 eastbound), U.S. Highway 80 ramps at State Street, and Interstate 55 ramps and frontage roads at the Daniel Lake interchange.

“Although roadways are beginning to reopen in the Jackson area, motorists should continue to check traffic conditions prior to traveling,” said Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons. “Please drive with extreme caution and remain on high alert for roadside crews out monitoring conditions across central Mississippi. Remember, never try to cross a flooded roadway or traffic barricade.”

Remaining closures include:

• Highway 27 from Bovina Cut-Off Road to Erve Road in Warren
• U.S. Highway 80 at Mount Alban Road in Warren County
• State Route 427 at State Route 16 in Leake County

Crews will continue monitoring conditions and addressing issues that arise.