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Transportation commissioners award bid for I-20 Clear Creek work

Starting in January, travel along Interstate 20 in Warren County will be slowed for several months while workers with a Madison contractor repair an erosion problem at the Clear Creek bridge.

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has awarded a $735,451 contract to Key LLC of Madison, to fix the problem.

Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Flood said erosion on the creek’s bank is causing a problem for the bridge and some other areas along the bank.

He said construction is expected to begin in early January. No timeline was given, but he said the work is expected to take a few months to complete.

Flood also said there will be some lane closures on both sides of I-20 once the contractor builds access ramps to the bank.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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