Highland Colony Parkway construction causes Madison Central High to change traffic patterns

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Construction on Highland Colony Parkway is causing some schools in the area to reroute their traffic.

Madison Central High School Administration sent letters out to parents to warn them of the changes they will be making to the traffic pattern.

The school has given specific instructions for dropping off students on the campus:

  • If you reside southeast of the intersection of Highway 463/Hoy Road and I-55 (in neighborhoods such as St. Augustine, Northbay, Sherbourne, Natchez Trace Village, etc.) they request that you travel to MCHS via Madison Avenue and Highland Colony Parkway and enter the campus by turning left in the front entrance of the school.
  • if you live northeast of the intersection of Highway 463/Hoy road and I-55 (in neighborhoods such as Hunter’s Pointe, Cross Creek, Sundial Road, Etc.) they request that you travel to MCHS via Highway 463 and Highland Colony Parkway, turning right onto Parkway Place, and entering campus by turning left into the back entrance o the school behind the football stadium.
  • If you live west of I-55 (in neighborhoods/areas such as Flora, Annandale, Reunion, Belle Terre, Cherry Hill, etc.) they request that you travel to MCHS via Highway 463, onto Parkway Place and turning right into the back entrance of the school, behind the football stadium.

School officials are asking that parents to follow these instructions when dropping off students in the mornings once school starts, until further notice.

The Highland Colony Parkway construction started around the second week of June. Dickerson and Bowen Construction company has a total of 60 days to complete the project. The project costs about $2.5 million. The construction goes from Steed Road to Highway 463. Currently the northbound lanes are under construction, once those lanes are paved crews will move to the southbound lanes.

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