Section of Mississippi 465 to close

Published 11:38 am Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A section of Mississippi 465 atop the mainline Mississippi River levee in Issaquena County near Lake Albemarle will close to traffic during daylight hours for the next two weeks while a new driving surface is built.

A 1.2-mile stretch between Goose Lake Road and the first cattle gap will be rebuilt from a foot below ground to the surface, Mississippi Department of Transportation District 3 Engineer Kevin Magee said. Crews with the department and contractors Kimes & Stone Construction and Cheek Inc. will work from 7 a.m. until dark, and message boards will direct traffic around the construction zone, Magee said.

Rough spots were patched at the site in June after the road was damaged by heavy equipment trucks as the levee was repaired during the Mississippi River Flood of 2011.

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The river crested in Vicksburg at 57.1 feet May 19, 14.1 feet above flood stage and nine-tenths of a foot higher than the 1927 flood.