The bridge on Old West Point Road was removed last Tuesday as Phillips Contracting prepares to begin replacement. 

Last week, the bridge on Old West Point Road was taken down to prepare for a full replacement.

Back in mid-July, the portion of the road was indefinitely closed for Phillips Contracting to begin work on removing and replacing the bridge, but due to delays, demolition of the bridge occurred last Tuesday instead of the scheduled July 13. 

According to a Facebook post by the city’s official page, this bridge replacement project is funded through the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund, which was enacted through a special session of the Mississippi Legislature.

“This project will provide a safer intersection at Garrard Road, improve drainage efficiency of the creek, as well as provide adequate stabilization of the channel slopes,” the post read.

This road closure will extend from the south side of Garrard Road to Trotter Lane with no through-traffic being allowed or possible.

The city is requiring motorists to use alternate routes such as Montgomery Street, Garrard Road, and Highway 12 while this project goes on.

For the full story, check out the Thursday, September 16 edition of SDN. 

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