Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina Relief: Mississippi Highway Info

UPDATE (Wednesday, September 7, 2005):

Unexpected Stops and Delays Likely Jackson County - I-10 over Pascagoula River - Two-Way Traffic on Westbound Lane

Last Updated on 9/6/2005 8:34:24 PM
Route: I-10
County: Jackson [30]
Begin: 9/6/2005 8:00:00 AM
End: 10/17/2005 5:00:00 PM
Description: I-10 Eastbound traffic will be crossed over to one lane of I-10 Westbound for several miles in Jackson County. This traffic change will be in effect for at least 5 weeks as crews work to repair bridge over Pascagoula River. Motorists should take alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

Road closure, expect major delays and detour routing Harrison County - STATEWIDE Road Conditions (9/6 - 9/12)

Last Updated on 9/6/2005 4:26:08 PM
Route: US-90
County: Harrison [24]
Begin: 9/1/2005 4:30:00 PM
End: 9/13/2005 10:00:00 PM
Description: MDOT has cleared all state highways for travel except Hwy 90; however, the Highway Patrol discourages non-emergency travel in the Gulf Coast region.

To get the latest highway info for Mississippi call:

Mississippi Traffic Information Line: 1-800-222-6362


According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation the following highways are among roads closed due to Hurricane Katrina search and rescue efforts:UPDATED (See Above)

-- U.S. 98 from Hattiesburg to Mobile
-- U.S. 49 from Seminary to Gulfport
-- Miss. 63 from Lucedale to Moss Point
-- Interstate 59 from Laurel to Louisiana
-- U.S. 84 from Collins to Waynesboro
-- I-10 from Louisiana to Alabama
-- U.S. 90 from Louisiana to Alabama
-- I-110 from I-10 to U.S. 90
-- Miss. 605 from I-10 to U.S. 90
-- Miss. 607 from I-10 to Stennis Space Center
-- Miss. 43 from U.S. 90 to I-10 for hospital use
-- Miss. 57 from U.S. 90 to I-10 for hospital use

You will be asked to show identification to emergency personnel in order to access these roads.

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