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Temporary closure for bridge rehabilitation on State Route 481 in Smith County

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation.

WHAT:        Temporary road closure.

WHERE:      State Route 481 over Caney Creek in Smith County.

WHY:          On Monday, April 6, crews will begin a bridge rehabilitation project on SR 481 over Caney Creek in Smith County. The project will include: the replacement of the bridge deck, joint repairs, bank reshaping, rail cleaning, and more.

                    No detour route will be provided, but message boards will be in place to warn drivers of the road closure. Work is expected to wrap up spring of 2020.

Motorists are reminded to be on high alert for roadside workers. Learn how to navigate a highway work zone safely, as well as other safe driving tips at Stay updated with live travel information at or download the MDOT Traffic mobile app.




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