Highway 19 south now to close Wednesday, after a delay, for two-month bridge replacement
Highway 19 south at Neshoba General is scheduled to close by 9 a.m. Wednesday for two months to complete a scheduled bridge replacement, according to the state Department of Transportation.
The highway was originally scheduled to close Monday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation, but the project was pushed back to Wednesday after a subcontractor asked for an extension, officials said.
“The subcontractor had a scheduling conflict with placing the detour signs, which is obviously pretty important, so they did not close it yet but they are going to close it by 9 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) morning,” said Michael Flood an MDOT spokesman. “There is a chance, if they can get the signs placed by mid-afternoon, it could close earlier but for now it is looking like it will be tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9 a.m.
The work will re-route traffic between Philadelphia and Meridian through Union.
Detour signage will be in place to direct motorists around the closure by way of Mississippi 492 to Mississippi 15 in Union.
The work will replace a bridge over a Kentawka Canal tributary knows as the Little Kentawka Canal.
The closure is expected to remain in place until Aug. 5.