Starting today, bridge work on I-20 over the Mississippi River in Vicksburg will reduce motorists to only one lane each way for the next six weeks. The project, which is scheduled to run until August 21st, will block off the east and westbound lanes. The Louisiana DOT and Development are working together with Missouri contractors to fix bearings on the bridge that are being stressed by movement on the riverbed.
According to Susan Stafford, a spokesperson for the Louisiana agency, officials “aren’t sure” how much traffic and delays the work will cause.
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