The $4.2 million project will provide a new overlay from just south of the Harper Road exit to the Tennessee state line. Approximately 17,000 cars pass through this section of U.S. 45 each day, said Northern District MDOT Commissioner Mike Tagert.
“This is an important corridor, not only for Corinth and Northeast Mississippi, but the entire tri-state area,” said Tagert. “A tremendous number of people pass through this area, and that is an indicator for economic growth.”
Tagert said the project has been in the works for a number of years.
“We do continuous monitoring of the roads. Cracks and potholes are used as a measuring tool to prioritize the route,” said Tagert. “We’ve wanted to do this for the last couple of years.”
The estimated finish date for the project is Sept. 10. Tagert said he believes the construction crews will meet the date.
The project is funded jointly by the state and federal government. The contract was awarded to APAC Mississippi.