Traffic pattern change as Highway 27 Roundabout Project nears completion in Copiah County

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the Highway 27 Roundabout Project at the intersection of Lee Avenue and Highway 27 in Copiah County is entering the final phases of construction.

Traffic will be switched into its permanent configuration during these final construction phases.

Starting Monday, thru trucks will not be permitted through the roundabout.

“We want the traveling public to be aware of upcoming intermittent traffic pattern changes at the roundabout,” said MDOT District 3 Engineer Kevin Magee. “Motorists should pay close attention to the posted signs for the remainder of the project.”

The Highway 27 Roundabout is the first high-speed rural roundabout in Mississippi. Construction began on the $2.1 million project in March 2016, and MDOT anticipates the project to be complete in late fall 2016.

“This important project will provide a safer and more economically feasible alternative to the current intersection,” said Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. “The roundabout will help reduce the severity of crashes, enhance the visibility of the intersection and create more efficiency during peak traffic hours.”

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